21 days in Virginia Itinerary

21 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Arlington
— 2 nights
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Luray
— 3 nights
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Damascus
— 2 nights
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Bedford
— 1 night
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Charlottesville
— 3 nights
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Williamsburg
— 4 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights

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Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Venture out of the city with trips to George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon), KO Distilling (in Manassas) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, appreciate the history behind Air Force Memorial, and learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Arlington tour planner.

New York City to Arlington is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and subway; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Arlington are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Little Library, George Washington's Mount Vernon, National Museum of the Marine Corps, KO Distilling, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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Luray

Luray ©
Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
Explore Luray's surroundings by going to Shenandoah National Park (Skyline Drive, Hawksbill Mountain, &more), Rocking S Ranch (in Winchester) and Cooter's in the Country (in Sperryville). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Luray Caverns, see the interesting displays at Luray Valley Museum & Shenandoah Heritage Village, take an in-depth tour of The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, and hike along Stony Man Mountain Overlook.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Luray trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Arlington to Luray in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Arlington in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 66°F in Luray. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park, Rocking S Ranch, Cooter's in the Country
Highlights from your plan
Rocking S Ranch ©
Rocking S Ranch
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

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Damascus

Damascus ©
Damascus is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States. On the 3rd (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Grayson Highlands State Park, then stroll through Appalachian Trail, and then trek along Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum, admire the majestic nature at Hungry Mother State Park, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Past Time Antique Emporium.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Damascus journey tool.

Getting from Luray to Damascus by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. August in Damascus sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Bedford.

Things to do in Damascus

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Marion, Grayson Highlands State Park, Appalachian Trail, Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail ©
Grayson Highlands State Park ©
Grayson Highlands State Park
Hungry Mother State Park ©
Hungry Mother State Park

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Bedford

Bedford ©
Bedford is an incorporated town and former independent city located within Bedford County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the striking features of Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, then see the interesting displays at Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library, and then pause for some photo ops at National D-Day Memorial.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bedford online attractions planner.

Drive from Damascus to Bedford in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Bedford

Museums

Side Trip

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
Highlights from your plan
National D-Day Memorial ©
National D-Day Memorial
Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library ©
Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest ©
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

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Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charlottesville: Brownsburg Museum (in Brownsburg), Old Rag Mountain Hike (in Shenandoah National Park) and Virginia Military Institute (in Lexington). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Monticello, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge State Park, contemplate the long history of James Monroe's Highland, and view the masterpieces at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Charlottesville online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Bedford to Charlottesville by car takes about 2 hours. In August in Charlottesville, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Natural Bridge State Park, Brownsburg Museum, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Old Rag Mountain Hike, Virginia Military Institute
Highlights from your plan
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Monticello ©
Monticello

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Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Williamsburg is known for historic sites, theme parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a splash at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, steep yourself in history at Bassett Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and don't miss a visit to Colonial Williamsburg Capitol Building.

Planning Williamsburg trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Williamsburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA

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Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Virginia Beach is known for beaches, zoos & aquariums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, and examine the collection at Military Aviation Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Virginia Beach trip planner.

Drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. August in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Norfolk
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center ©
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

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Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island ©
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Assateague Lighthouse and then explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Chincoteague Bay Field Station, then look for gifts at MamerSass, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Chincoteague Island are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Chincoteague Bay Field Station, Assateague Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Assateague Lighthouse ©
Assateague Lighthouse

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