29 days in Virginia & Washington DC Itinerary

29 days in Virginia & Washington DC Itinerary

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Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Luray
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Luray
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 7 nights
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Chincoteague Island
— 3 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
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Williamsburg
— 4 nights
Drive
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Charlottesville
— 2 nights
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Damascus
— 2 nights
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Shenandoah National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to Luanda

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Luray — 3 nights

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.
Take a break from Luray with a short trip to Rocking S Ranch in Winchester, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: trek along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, sample the fine beverages at River Hill Wine & Spirits, stroll through Kennedy Peak Hike, and Head underground at Shenandoah Caverns.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Luray day trip planner.

Luanda, Angola to Luray is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Luanda to Luray. Traveling from Luanda in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Luray. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Washington DC.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips

Washington DC — 7 nights

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Venture out of the city with trips to Baltimore (Historic Ships in Baltimore & Horseshoe Casino) and Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg). There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and ponder the world of politics at White House.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Luray to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Luray in June since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Chincoteague Island.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
Side Trips

Chincoteague Island — 3 nights

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Go for a jaunt from Chincoteague Island to Cambridge to see Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, examine the collection at Chincoteague Bay Field Station, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Depot, and make a trip to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Chincoteague Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Chincoteague Island are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.
Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips

Virginia Beach — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, beaches, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, and take a tour of Battleship Wisconsin at Nauticus.

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Traveling by car from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches
Side Trip

Williamsburg — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Williamsburg: St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield) and The Mariners' Museum & Park (in Newport News). Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Colonial National Historical Park. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg, take a tour of Jamestown Settlement, get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Williamsburg trip planning tool.

Drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

Charlottesville — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the natural beauty at The Quarry Gardens and then take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of James Madison Museum and then indulge your senses at Central Virginia Wine Tours & Transportation.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Charlottesville online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Charlottesville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Charlottesville can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Damascus.
Parks · Tours · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trips

Damascus — 2 nights

Damascus is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): pedal to the sights with Shuttle Shack, then get all the equipment you need at Adventure Damascus, and then hike along Appalachian Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whitetop Mountain and then admire the majestic nature at Grayson Highlands State Park.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Damascus trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Charlottesville to Damascus in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Shenandoah National Park.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park — 3 nights

Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Caverns (in Grottoes) and SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts (in Elkton). The adventure continues: hike along Old Rag Mountain Hike, admire the sheer force of Rose River Falls, stroll through Mary's Rock Summit Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Hawksbill Mountain.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Shenandoah National Park visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Damascus to Shenandoah National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

Virginia travel guide

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History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
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.