3 days in Virginia Itinerary

3 days in Virginia Itinerary

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3 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  2​h
1
Luray
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): Head underground at Shenandoah Caverns and then hike along Stony Man Mountain Hike. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Limberlost Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Bearfence Mountain, and then admire the sheer force of Dark Hollow Falls.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Luray travel route site .

Washington DC to Luray is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Washington DC in August since evenings lows in Luray dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park, Shenandoah Caverns
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Shenandoah Caverns ©
Shenandoah Caverns
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook
Bearfence Mountain ©
Bearfence Mountain

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at First Landing State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Virginia Beach trip tool .

Traveling by car from Luray to Virginia Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Luray in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Virginia Beach, with lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Beaches Wildlife
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First Landing State Park ©
First Landing State Park
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

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