22 days in Virginia Itinerary

22 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Arlington
— 3 nights
2
Luray
— 2 nights
3
Charlottesville
— 4 nights
4
Williamsburg
— 5 nights
5
Virginia Beach
— 4 nights
6
Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights

3
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Arlington National Cemetery and Manassas National Battlefield Park. Popular historic sites such as Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park and Patsy Cline Historic House are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Arlington: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and The Rising Sun Tavern (in Fredericksburg). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, view the masterpieces at Torpedo Factory Art Center, make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Arlington online trip maker.

Manchester, UK to Arlington is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Arlington is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Manchester in May, expect Arlington to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Winchester, Fredericksburg, Wild Hare Hard Cider, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Torpedo Factory Art Center
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Museum of the Marine Corps
Manassas National Battlefield Park ©
Manassas National Battlefield Park

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Dark Hollow Falls, hike along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, and then get engrossed in the history at The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper Fox Distillery, learn about winemaking at Little Washington Winery, then take in the exciting artwork at R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery, then Head underground at Shenandoah Caverns, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at River Hill Wine & Spirits.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Luray trip planning tool.

Getting from Arlington to Luray by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Arlington in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Luray, with lows around 13°C. 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, Copper Fox Distillery, Shenandoah Caverns, Dark Hollow Falls
Highlights from your plan
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook
Little Washington Winery ©
Little Washington Winery
The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum ©
The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum

4
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Frontier Culture Museum and Lee Chapel and Museum. James Madison's Montpelier and Appomattox Court House National Historical Park will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charlottesville: Virginia Safari Park (in Natural Bridge) and Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery (in Lexington). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, deepen your understanding at University of Virginia, and do a tasting at King Family Vineyards.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Charlottesville trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Luray to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Charlottesville can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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

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.
Shop till you drop at Carytown and Quirks of Art. Visit Colonial Williamsburg and Petersburg National Battlefield Park for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Berkeley Plantation (in Charles City), Richmond (Hollywood Cemetery & White House of the Confederacy) and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, steep yourself in history at Pamplin Historical Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Yorktown Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Williamsburg visit planner.

Getting from Charlottesville to Williamsburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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
Pamplin Historical Park ©
Pamplin Historical Park
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum

4
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Military Aviation Museum and Cape Henry Lighthouse. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chrysler Museum of Art and Nauticus. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Virginia Beach: Cape Charles Beach (in Cape Charles) and Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum (in Hampton). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, stroll through Virginia Beach, get engrossed in the history at MacArthur Memorial, and take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach day trip site.

Drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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
Cape Charles Beach ©
Cape Charles Beach

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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 12th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Assateague Lighthouse, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Chincoteague, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally view the masterpieces at Tryfan Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Chincoteague Island online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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

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