3 days in Virginia Itinerary

3 days in Virginia Itinerary

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3 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  4​h
1
Virginia Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Luray
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Arlington
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: New York City

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Virginia Beach road trip planning website .

New York City to Virginia Beach is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: highs in Virginia Beach hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns, then admire all the interesting features of Skyline Drive, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper Fox Distillery.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Luray journey planner.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Luray in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Virginia Beach in May, Luray is slightly colder at night with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Luray

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Skyline Drive, Copper Fox Distillery
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Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Copper Fox Distillery ©
Copper Fox Distillery

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night
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
On the 27th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then wander the streets of Old Town, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Arlington day trip website .

Traveling by car from Luray to Arlington takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Luray in May since evenings lows in Arlington dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Old Town
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Old Town ©
Old Town

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