31 days in Virginia Itinerary

31 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Luray
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Luray
— 4 nights
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Roanoke
— 4 nights
Drive
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Charlottesville
— 5 nights
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 5 nights
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alexandria
— 5 nights
Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Dammam

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Luray — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Luray: Long Branch Plantation (in Millwood), R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery (in Washington) and Rocking S Ranch (in Winchester). There's much more to do: Head underground at Luray Caverns, cruise along Skyline Drive, get engrossed in the history at Rocktown History, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Dean Cemetery.

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Luray is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dammam in January, with highs in Luray at 7°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Roanoke.
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Roanoke — 4 nights

Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. Get out of town with these interesting Roanoke side-trips: Blacksburg (Alexander Black House & Cultural Center & Moss Arts Center), Lexington (Earth, Fire, & Spirit Pottery & Virginia Military Institute) and National D-Day Memorial (in Bedford). The adventure continues: stroll around Mill Mountain Star & Park, admire the landmark architecture of Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, examine the collection at Virginia Museum of Transportation, and steep yourself in history at Point of Honor.

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You can drive from Luray to Roanoke in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. January in Roanoke sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.
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Charlottesville — 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charlottesville: Canal Basin Square (in Scottsville), The Quarry Gardens (in Schuyler) and Staunton (Camera Heritage Museum, Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, steep yourself in history at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, and trek along Old Rag Mountain Hike.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Charlottesville route planner.

Traveling by car from Roanoke to Charlottesville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Williamsburg to Newport News to see The Mariners' Museum & Park about 38 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 15th (Sat) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Colonial Williamsburg, contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement, get engrossed in the history at Historic Jamestowne, and pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Williamsburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Virginia Beach.
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Virginia Beach — 4 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.
Explore Virginia Beach's surroundings by going to Richmond (Cathedral of the Sacred Heart & ARTWORKS Studios & Galleries). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, appreciate the history behind Navy Seal Monument, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandbridge Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Chincoteague Island.
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Chincoteague Island — 2 nights

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, look for gifts at MamerSass, then stroll around Donald J. Leonard Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Chincoteague Island Waterman's Memorial.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chincoteague Island itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. January in Chincoteague Island sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Alexandria.
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Alexandria — 5 nights

Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alexandria: Richmond (Maymont, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, &more), Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon, and get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Alexandria road trip planner.

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Alexandria in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and subway; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel 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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