30 days in Virginia Itinerary

30 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia trip itinerary planner
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Arlington
— 3 nights
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Chincoteague Island
— 4 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 4 nights
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Williamsburg
— 5 nights
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Charlottesville
— 4 nights
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Shenandoah National Park
— 4 nights
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Bedford
— 1 night
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Abingdon
— 4 nights
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Arlington — 3 nights

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Arlington: Chantilly (Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center & Ono Brewing Company), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon). Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Great Falls Park. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, wander the streets of Old Town, appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, and get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Arlington online trip itinerary builder.

Phoenix to Arlington is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Arlington is 2 hours. Traveling from Phoenix in June, you will find days in Arlington are colder (86°F), and nights are slightly colder (69°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chincoteague Island.
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Chincoteague Island — 4 nights

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Bike Depot, view the masterpieces at Tryfan Gallery, and go for a walk through Chincoteague Island Waterman's Memorial.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island travel planner.

Traveling by car from Arlington to Chincoteague Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Chincoteague Island are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.
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Virginia Beach — 4 nights

The Resort City

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 with an excursion to Town Point Park in Norfolk--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get engrossed in the history at Military Aviation Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Virginia Beach online road trip planner.

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.
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Williamsburg — 5 nights

Colonial Capital

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.
Step out of Williamsburg with an excursion to The Mariners' Museum and Park in Newport News--about 38 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 13th (Tue) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 16th (Fri) at Water Country USA. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, take a tour of Jamestown Settlement, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and make a trip to St. George Tucker House.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Williamsburg road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Charlottesville.
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Charlottesville — 4 nights

Hoo-Ville

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: The Cheese Shop (in Stuarts Draft), Central Virginia Wine Tours & Transportation (in Orange) and Luray (Luray Caverns & River Hill Wine & Spirits). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Monticello, see the interesting displays at Camera Heritage Museum, view the masterpieces at Earth, Fire, & Spirit Pottery, and gain insight at Virginia Military Institute.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Charlottesville online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Shenandoah National Park.
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Shenandoah National Park — 4 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 Raptor Hill Falconry (in Stanley). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, admire the sheer force of Rose River Falls, trek along Old Rag Mountain Hike, and stroll through Whiteoak Canyon Falls.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Shenandoah National Park day trip app.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Shenandoah National Park takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bedford.
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Bedford — 1 night

Bedford is an incorporated town and former independent city located within Bedford County in the U.S. state of Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Bedford Boys Tribute Center, see the interesting displays at Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library, then pause for some photo ops at National D-Day Memorial, and finally stop by Historic Centertown Bedford.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bedford trip planner.

Getting from Shenandoah National Park to Bedford by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June in Bedford, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Abingdon.
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Abingdon — 4 nights

Abingdon is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States, southwest of Roanoke. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Abingdon: Grayson Highlands State Park (in Mouth of Wilson) and South Holston River Company (in Bristol). And it doesn't end there: trek along Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Appalachian Trail, take in the exciting artwork at The Art Depot, and examine the collection at Star Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Abingdon online vacation planner.

Getting from Bedford to Abingdon by car takes about 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Virginia travel guide

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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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