31 days in Virginia Itinerary

31 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia travel route planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

31 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Virginia Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Williamsburg
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Arlington
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Luray
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Charlottesville
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Appomattox
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Roanoke
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Chicago

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Military Aviation Museum and Battleship Wisconsin. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Henry Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Virginia Beach online tour planner .

Chicago to Virginia Beach is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, Virginia Beach is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 57°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Norfolk, Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
Chrysler Museum of Art ©
Chrysler Museum of Art

6
nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hollywood Cemetery and College of William & Mary. Explore Williamsburg's surroundings by going to Richmond (African Burial Ground, Virginia Capitol Building, & more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Colonial Williamsburg, take in the history at Nelson House, contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement, and take an in-depth tour of American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Williamsburg journey maker .

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Arlington.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Yorktown
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Hollywood Cemetery ©
Hollywood Cemetery

4
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Museum of the Marine Corps and Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop (in Fredericksburg), George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Little Library, make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, and contemplate the waterfront views at Great Falls Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Arlington tour planner.

Drive from Williamsburg to Arlington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Williamsburg in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Arlington, with highs around 55°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Little Library, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Great Falls Park
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Great Falls Park ©
Great Falls Park

5
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rocking S Ranch and Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Get out of town with these interesting Luray side-trips: Dark Hollow Falls (in Shenandoah National Park), Harrisonburg (Edith J. Carrier Arboretum & White Oak Lavender Farm & The Purple WOLF Vineyard) and Winchester (Marker-Miller Orchards & Handley Regional Library). There's still lots to do: hike along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, see the interesting displays at Shenandoah Caverns - American Celebration on Parade, get engrossed in the history at The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, and pick up some local products at Moving Meadows Farm.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Luray route planning tool .

You can drive from Arlington to Luray in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from Arlington in March, Luray is little chillier at night with lows of 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Winchester, Harrisonburg, Shenandoah Caverns, Moving Meadows Farm, Skyline Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Rocking S Ranch ©
Rocking S Ranch
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley ©
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

5
nights
Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Beer Tastings & Tours and James Madison's Montpelier. Get out of town with these interesting Charlottesville side-trips: Bold Rock Hard Cider (in Nellysford), Canal Basin Square (in Scottsville) and The Cheese Shop (in Stuarts Draft). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia, take an in-depth tour of Brownsburg Museum, steep yourself in history at Frontier Culture Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville trip planner .

You can drive from Luray to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. March in Charlottesville sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Appomattox.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bold Rock Hard Cider, Canal Basin Square, Brownsburg Museum, James Madison's Montpelier, The Cheese Shop
Highlights from your plan
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia
Beer Tastings & Tours

2
nights
Appomattox

Appomattox ©
Appomattox is a town in Appomattox County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, then stroll the grounds of Presbyterian Cemetery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old City Cemetery. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun and explore at Amazement Square, then admire the striking features of Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Appomattox travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Charlottesville to Appomattox by car takes about 1.5 hours. March in Appomattox sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Roanoke.

Things to do in Appomattox

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lynchburg, Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
Highlights from your plan
Old City Cemetery ©
Old City Cemetery
Amazement Square ©
Amazement Square

4
nights
Roanoke

Roanoke ©
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like National D-Day Memorial and Virginia Safari Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Roanoke: Lexington (Earth, Fire, & Spirit Pottery, Virginia Military Institute, & more), Dinosaur Kingdom II (in Natural Bridge) and Sinking Creek Covered Bridge (in Newport). There's much more to do: stroll around Mill Mountain Star & Park, examine the collection at Virginia Museum of Transportation, stroll through Elmwood Park, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Black Dog Salvage.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Roanoke journey builder website .

Getting from Appomattox to Roanoke by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March in Roanoke, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Roanoke

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Lexington, Natural Bridge, National D-Day Memorial, Sinking Creek Covered Bridge
Highlights from your plan
National D-Day Memorial ©
National D-Day Memorial
Mill Mountain Star & Park ©
Mill Mountain Star & Park
Virginia Safari Park ©
Virginia Safari Park

Similar Plans

2 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, teens, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Virginia & Minnesota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 50 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 44 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Virginia & Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans