22 days in Virginia Itinerary

22 days in Virginia Itinerary

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22 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Arlington
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Luray
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Charlottesville
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Williamsburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Virginia Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Manchester

3
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center and Chatham Manor will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of the Shenandoah Valley and Arlington National Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and The Rising Sun Tavern (in Fredericksburg). Next up on the itinerary: witness the site of a historic battle at Manassas National Battlefield Park, don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, contemplate the long history of Patsy Cline Historic House, and do a tasting at Wild Hare Hard Cider.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Arlington road trip planning tool .

Manchester, UK to Arlington is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Arlington due to the time zone difference. In May, Arlington is a bit warmer than Manchester - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Winchester, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center, Manassas National Battlefield Park
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Manassas National Battlefield Park ©
Manassas National Battlefield Park

2
nights
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.
On the 28th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Dark Hollow Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stony Man Mountain Hike, and then get engrossed in the history at The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum. On your second day here, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper Fox Distillery, learn about winemaking at Little Washington Winery, get a taste of the local shopping with R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery, then Head underground at Shenandoah Caverns, and finally learn about winemaking at River Hill Wine & Spirits.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Luray online tour planner .

You can drive from Arlington to Luray in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from Arlington in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Luray. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Washington, Dark Hollow Falls, Copper Fox Distillery, Shenandoah Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook
Little Washington Winery ©
Little Washington Winery
The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum ©

4
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and Virginia Safari Park. Get some cultural insight at Lee Chapel and Museum and Frontier Culture Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charlottesville: James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station) and Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery (in Lexington). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, admire all the interesting features of Monticello, gain insight at University of Virginia, and learn about winemaking at King Family Vineyards.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Charlottesville trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Luray to Charlottesville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. May in Charlottesville sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Lexington, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Virginia Safari Park, King Family Vineyards, James Madison's Montpelier
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Safari Park ©
Virginia Safari Park
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier

5
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pamplin Historical Park and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum. Get some cultural insight at DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and Petersburg National Battlefield Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Williamsburg: Berkeley Plantation (in Charles City) and Richmond (Carytown, Hollywood Cemetery, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Yorktown Beach, and take a tour of Jamestown Settlement.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg travel planner.

Getting from Charlottesville to Williamsburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Yorktown, Petersburg, Berkeley Plantation, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Pamplin Historical Park ©
Pamplin Historical Park

4
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cape Charles Beach and Sandbridge Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Chrysler Museum of Art and Military Aviation Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum in Hampton (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at First Landing State Park, take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, examine the collection at Nauticus, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chesapeake Bay Distillery.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Virginia Beach road trip website .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Norfolk, Cape Charles Beach, Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum
Highlights from your plan
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Chrysler Museum of Art ©
Chrysler Museum of Art

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Assateague Lighthouse, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Chincoteague, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally view the masterpieces at Tryfan Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Chincoteague Island trip planner .

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. June in Chincoteague Island sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Assateague Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Chincoteague ©
Museum of Chincoteague
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Assateague Lighthouse ©
Assateague Lighthouse

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