29 days in Virginia & West Virginia Itinerary

29 days in Virginia & West Virginia Itinerary

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Bus to Dublin, Fly to Virginia Beach
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Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 5 nights
Drive
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Charlottesville
— 4 nights
Fly
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Arlington
— 4 nights
Drive
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Harpers Ferry
— 3 nights
Fly
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Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fayetteville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Weston
— 1 night
Drive
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Wheeling
— 2 nights
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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.
Step out of Virginia Beach to go to Chesapeake and see Spas, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, get curious at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, and admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach sightseeing app.

Belfast, UK to Virginia Beach is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. In April, Virginia Beach is a bit warmer than Belfast - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.
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Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Williamsburg — 5 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.
Explore Williamsburg's surroundings by going to Newport News (The Noland Trail & The Mariners' Museum & Park) and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg, steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, take a tour of Jamestown Settlement, and view the masterpieces at Williamsburg Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Williamsburg travel itinerary planner.

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 April, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Charlottesville.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Charlottesville — 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charlottesville: Luray (Luray Caverns & Stony Man Mountain Overlook), Central Virginia Wine Tours & Transportation (in Orange) and SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts (in Elkton). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, admire the striking features of University of Virginia, indulge in some personalized pampering at All's Well Massage Studio, and Head underground at Grand Caverns.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Charlottesville trip tool.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Arlington.
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Arlington — 4 nights

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Get out of town with these interesting Arlington side-trips: George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon), Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, stop by The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Alexandria, explore the landscape on two wheels at Mount Vernon Trail, and make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Arlington trip maker.

You can fly from Charlottesville to Arlington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. In April, daytime highs in Arlington are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Harpers Ferry.
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Harpers Ferry — 3 nights

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rust Sanctuary (in Leesburg) and Rocking S Ranch (in Winchester). Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Catoctin Creek Distillery, stop by True Treats Historic Candy, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Vivo Day Spa.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Harpers Ferry trip maker.

Traveling by car from Arlington to Harpers Ferry takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or do a combination of bus, subway, and train. Traveling from Arlington in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Harpers Ferry, with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can fly to Charleston.
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Charleston — 3 nights

Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. Explore Charleston's surroundings by going to Point Pleasant (Point Pleasant River Museum & Tu-Endie-Wei State Park). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at West Virginia State Museum, head outdoors with Appalachian Power Park, pause for some photo ops at West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, and engage your brain at Clay Center.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Charleston sightseeing app.

You can fly from Harpers Ferry to Charleston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April in Charleston, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fayetteville.
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Fayetteville — 3 nights

Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Fayetteville side-trips: The Greenbrier (in White Sulphur Springs) and Lewisburg (Greenbrier Historical Society and North House Museum, Watts Roost Vineyard, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, explore the activities along New River Gorge, and take in the dramatic natural features at New River Gorge National River.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Fayetteville day trip planning website.

Getting from Charleston to Fayetteville by car takes about 1.5 hours. While traveling from Charleston, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fayetteville, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Weston.
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Weston — 1 night

Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 27th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Appalachian Glass and then steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Weston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Weston takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Wheeling.
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Wheeling — 2 nights

Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stop by Good Mansion Wines, then take an in-depth tour of Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum", and then gain insight at West Virginia Independence Hall.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Wheeling tour itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Weston to Wheeling in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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Shopping · Museums
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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.
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West Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.
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