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.
Go for a jaunt from Virginia Beach to Chesapeake to see Spas about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Tarnished Truth Distilling Co., admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, and take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach online journey planner.

Belfast, UK to Virginia Beach is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Belfast in January, Virginia Beach is little chillier at night with lows of 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.
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Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Williamsburg: St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield) and Newport News (The Noland Trail & The Mariners' Museum & Park). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, stop by Wythe Candy and Gourmet Shop, get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg, and contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Charlottesville side-trips: Luray (Luray Caverns & Stony Man Mountain Overlook), SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts (in Elkton) and Central Virginia Wine Tours & Transportation (in Orange). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Monticello, indulge in some personalized pampering at All's Well Massage Studio, deepen your understanding at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, and admire the striking features of University of Virginia.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Charlottesville online trip planner.

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. Traveling from Williamsburg in January, expect nights in Charlottesville to be about the same, around 27°F, while days are little chillier, around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can fly 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), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, visit Old Town, don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, and stroll through Mount Vernon Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Arlington trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Charlottesville to Arlington takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. In February, daytime highs in Arlington are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Harpers Ferry.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

Harpers Ferry — 3 nights

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Harpers Ferry: Rocking S Ranch (in Winchester) and Rust Sanctuary (in Leesburg). Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Catoctin Creek Distillery, indulge in some personalized pampering at Vivo Day Spa, and stop by True Treats Historic Candy.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Harpers Ferry trip planning site.

You can drive from Arlington to Harpers Ferry in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or do a combination of bus, subway, and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Harpers Ferry when traveling from Arlington in February, with lows around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Charleston: Point Pleasant (Point Pleasant River Museum & Tu-Endie-Wei State Park). There's much more to do: get outside with Appalachian Power Park, get curious at Clay Center, pause for some photo ops at West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, and get engrossed in the history at West Virginia State Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Charleston visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Harpers Ferry to Charleston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. February in Charleston sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 28°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fayetteville.
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Side Trip

Fayetteville — 3 nights

Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fayetteville: Lewisburg (Greenbrier Historical Society and North House Museum, Watts Roost Vineyard, &more) and The Greenbrier (in White Sulphur Springs). There's more to do: take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge and explore the activities along New River Gorge National River.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fayetteville tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Fayetteville takes 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Fayetteville can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Weston.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wineries
Side Trips

Weston — 1 night

Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 17th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Appalachian Glass and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Weston online attractions planner.

You can drive from Fayetteville to Weston in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car 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. On the 18th (Fri), stop by Good Mansion Wines, then learn about all things military at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum", and then gain insight at West Virginia Independence Hall.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Wheeling online route planner.

Drive from Weston to Wheeling in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in February, and nighttime lows around 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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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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