31 days in Virginia Itinerary

31 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Chincoteague Island
— 4 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 5 nights
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Williamsburg
— 5 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
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Luray
— 4 nights
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Lexington
— 4 nights
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Charlottesville
— 4 nights

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Chincoteague Island

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Visiting Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Assateague Lighthouse. Take a break from Chincoteague Island with a short trip to Ker Place in Onancock, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Chincoteague, stop by Pony Tails, make a trip to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, and examine the collection at Chincoteague Bay Field Station.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chincoteague Island itinerary planner.

New York City to Chincoteague Island is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Chincoteague Island can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.

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Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©

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.
Get some historical perspective at Cape Henry Lighthouse and Old Point Comfort Lighthouse. Military Aviation Museum and Children's Museum of Virginia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Virginia Beach's surroundings by going to Cape Charles (Drizzles llc & Cape Charles Beach) and Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum (in Hampton). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach, see the interesting displays at Nauticus, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Virginia Beach journey planner.

Traveling by car from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

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Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches

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Sandbridge Beach
4.7

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Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©

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.
Appreciate the collections at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and The Mariners' Museum & Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hollywood Cemetery and White House of the Confederacy. Explore Williamsburg's surroundings by going to Carytown (in Richmond) and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Yorktown Beach, admire the masterpieces at DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, contemplate the long history of Historic Jamestowne, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

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Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Let the collections at National Museum of the Marine Corps and Stratford Hall capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Manassas National Battlefield Park and Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park. Explore Fredericksburg's surroundings by going to Monroe Park (in Goldvein), Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (in Winchester) and George Washington Birthplace National Monument (in Colonial Beach). Next up on the itinerary: witness the site of a historic battle at Fredericksburg Battlefield and Visitor Center, steep yourself in history at Kenmore Plantation and Gardens, tee off at Heritage Hunt Golf Course, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg journey planner.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Fredericksburg can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Luray.

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Historic Sites · Museums · Golf · Outdoors

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Luray

Luray ©

Cabin Capital of Virginia

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Shenandoah Caverns and Dark Hollow Falls. Get a sense of the local culture at The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum and Shenandoah Valley Artworks. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luray: SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts (in Elkton) and Shenandoah National Park (Bearfence Mountain & Appalachian Trail). Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, Head underground at Skyline Caverns, take in the exciting artwork at Warehouse Art Gallery, and sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Luray sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Luray in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Luray can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.

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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Dark Hollow Falls
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Appalachian Trail
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Lexington

Lexington ©
Home to two prestigious educational institutions, Lexington was founded in 1778.
Explore hidden gems such as Crabtree Falls and Washington and Lee University. Lee Chapel and Museum and Mc Cormick Farm are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lexington: Covington (Falling Springs Waterfall & Jackson River Scenic Trail), Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum (in Staunton) and Highland County Museum (in McDowell). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Douthat State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Virginia Safari Park, take an in-depth tour of Brownsburg Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Dinosaur Kingdom II.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lexington trip planning tool.

Drive from Luray to Lexington in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Luray in August; daily highs in Lexington reach 71°F and lows reach 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.

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Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

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Douthat State Park
4.5

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Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like James Madison's Montpelier and Frontier Culture Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and Monticello. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charlottesville: Grand Caverns (in Grottoes), McLean House (in Appomattox) and Old Rag Mountain Hike (in Shenandoah National Park). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of James Monroe's Highland, do a tasting at King Family Vineyards, view the masterpieces at McGuffey Art Center, and admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Charlottesville journey planning app.

You can drive from Lexington to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lexington in August: high temperatures in Charlottesville hover around 84°F and lows are around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Wineries

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