21 days in Virginia Itinerary

21 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Fly to Norfolk International Airport, Drive to Virginia Beach
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 4 nights
Drive
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Charlottesville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Roanoke
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luray
— 3 nights
Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to Taoxian Airport

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Virginia Beach

The Resort City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Porpoiseful Adventures, Capt. Jack's Pirate Ship Adventures and iFLY Va Beach Indoor Skydiving. Step off the beaten path and head to Sandbridge Beach and Parasailing & Paragliding. Kids will enjoy Children's Museum of Virginia and Neptune's Park. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, trot along with a tour on horseback, kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach day trip planner.

Shenyang, China to Virginia Beach is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Shenyang to Virginia Beach due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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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 17th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Assateague Lighthouse and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Tryfan Gallery and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps and other tourist information, read Chincoteague Island trip builder.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Chincoteague Island can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Williamsburg

Colonial Capital

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Virginia Living Museum and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. Attractions like Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: try for a hole-in-one at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, witness the site of a historic battle at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and kick back and relax at Yorktown Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Williamsburg travel route planner.

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Williamsburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Charlottesville

Hoo-Ville

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.
Family-friendly places like Amazement Square and Carter Mountain Orchard will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to James Monroe's Highland and Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. There's more to do: view the masterpieces at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Charlottesville route planner.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Charlottesville when traveling from Williamsburg in July, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Roanoke.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Roanoke

Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. Mill Mountain Zoo has been added to your itinerary. On the 26th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Episcopal Church, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Mill Mountain Zoo, then examine the collection at Virginia Museum of Transportation, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Big Lick Brewing Company. On the next day, look for gifts at Chocolatepaper, see the sky in a new way at Science Museum of Western Virginia & Hopkins Planetarium, then make a splash at Green Ridge Recreation Center & Splash Valley Water Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Carvins Cove Natural Reserve.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Roanoke trip planner.

Getting from Charlottesville to Roanoke by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Roanoke are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Luray.

Things to do in Roanoke

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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Luray

Cabin Capital of Virginia

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.
The Garden Maze has been added to your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Zipline and The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Luray Hawksbill Greenway and Luray Zoo - A Rescue Zoo. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns, examine the collection at Luray Valley Museum & Shenandoah Heritage Village, do a tasting at River Hill Wine & Spirits, and browse the fresh offerings at Hawksbill Trading Company.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Luray online vacation maker.

You can drive from Roanoke to Luray in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Museums

Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.