22 days in Virginia Itinerary

22 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia vacation planner

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Roanoke
— 3 nights
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Luray
— 4 nights
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Charlottesville
— 4 nights
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Williamsburg
— 5 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 5 nights
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Roanoke

— 3 nights
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. Step off the beaten path and head to New River Trail State Park and Fort Chiswell Animal Park. Bring the kids along to Mill Mountain Star & Park and Natural Bridge Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Roanoke: Big Pencil (in Wytheville), Natural Bridge (Natural Bridge State Park & Dinosaur Kingdom II) and Claytor Lake State Park (in Dublin). There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Science Museum of Western Virginia & Hopkins Planetarium, see the interesting displays at Roanoke Pinball Museum, get outside with Salem Red Sox, and look for all kinds of wild species at Carvins Cove Natural Reserve.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Roanoke road trip planner.

Sanford to Roanoke is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sanford in June, things will get a bit cooler in Roanoke: highs are around 84°F and lows about 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Roanoke

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Luray

— 4 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum and Massanutten Indoor WaterPark. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum and Edith J. Carrier Arboretum. Explore Luray's surroundings by going to White Oak Lavender Farm & The Purple WOLF Vineyard (in Harrisonburg), Shenandoah National Park (Dark Hollow Falls & Bearfence Mountain) and Winchester (Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum & Museum of the Shenandoah Valley). Next up on the itinerary: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore the fascinating underground world of Skyline Caverns, hike along Luray Hawksbill Greenway, and examine the collection at Cooter's in Luray.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Luray trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Roanoke to Luray in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Luray can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Charlottesville

— 4 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to University of Virginia and The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio. Attractions like Monticello and C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Charlottesville's surroundings by going to The Quarry Gardens (in Schuyler), Appomattox (Appomattox Court House National Historical Park & McLean House) and Crabtree Falls (in Wintergreen). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Frontier Culture Museum, stroll around Gypsy Hill Park, examine the collection at Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Charlottesville tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Luray to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Charlottesville, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Williamsburg

— 5 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Busch Gardens Williamsburg and College of William & Mary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Virginia Living Museum and George Wythe House. Take a break from Williamsburg with a short trip to The Mariners' Museum & Park in Newport News, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, steep yourself in history at Public Hospital Museum, explore the galleries of Historic Jamestowne, and witness the site of a historic battle at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

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Drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Virginia Beach

— 5 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Sandbridge Beach and Chick's Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Children's Museum of Virginia and Cape Charles Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Virginia Beach side-trips: Kitty Hawk (Monument to a Century of Flight, Ghost Crab Quest, &more), H2OBX Waterpark (in Powells Point) and Nags Head Fishing Pier (in Nags Head). There's lots more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, examine the collection at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, appreciate the history behind King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk, and let little ones run wild at Grommet Island Park.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Virginia Beach travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Gardens
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.