34 days in Virginia Itinerary

34 days in Virginia Itinerary

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34 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Roanoke
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Charlottesville
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Shenandoah National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Luray
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Alexandria
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Chincoteague Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Williamsburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Virginia Beach
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

3
nights
Roanoke

Roanoke ©
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Roanoke: Virginia Military Institute (in Lexington), National D-Day Memorial (in Bedford) and Natural Bridge (Virginia Safari Park & The Natural Bridge of Virginia). There's lots more to do: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Deschutes Brewery Tasting Room, look for gifts at Chocolatepaper, and steep yourself in history at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church.

To see reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Roanoke online journey planner .

Fort Lauderdale to Roanoke is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June, with highs in Roanoke at 84°F and lows at 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Roanoke

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Natural Bridge, Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech, National D-Day Memorial, Virginia Military Institute
Highlights from your plan
National D-Day Memorial ©
National D-Day Memorial
Virginia Safari Park ©
Virginia Safari Park
Virginia Military Institute ©
Virginia Military Institute

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charlottesville: James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station) and Frontier Culture Museum (in Staunton). Spend the 16th (Sun) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, contemplate the long history of The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, take in the exciting artwork at C'ville Arts, and explore the world behind art at Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Charlottesville trip planning tool .

You can drive from Roanoke to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Charlottesville, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

James Madison's Montpelier, Frontier Culture Museum
Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia
Beer Tastings & Tours

4
nights
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Take a break from Shenandoah National Park with a short trip to Grand Caverns in Grottoes, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Rag Mountain Hike, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Dark Hollow Falls, and explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Shenandoah National Park day trip tool .

Drive from Charlottesville to Shenandoah National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Shenandoah National Park, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Grand Caverns
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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Bearfence Mountain ©
Bearfence Mountain

4
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.
Step out of Luray to go to Syria and see White Oak Canyon Trail, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Stony Man Mountain Hike, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, see the interesting displays at The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Birdsong Pleasure Garden.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Luray online road trip planner .

Drive from Shenandoah National Park to Luray in 1.5 hours. In June in Luray, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Alexandria.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Meems Bottom Covered Bridge, White Oak Canyon Trail, Copper Fox Distillery, Shenandoah Caverns, Shenandoah River State Park
Highlights from your plan
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Stony Man Mountain Hike ©
Stony Man Mountain Hike
The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum ©

4
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Venture out of the city with trips to National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and Ashburn (Old Ox Brewery & iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Loudoun). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shirlington Dog Park, take a stroll through Old Town, and pause for some photo ops at Pentagon Memorial.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Alexandria trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Luray to Alexandria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Luray in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 69°F in Alexandria. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Arlington, Ashburn, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, National Museum of the Marine Corps, George Washington's Mount Vernon
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

4
nights
Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island ©
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get outside with Donald J. Leonard, shop like a local with Tryfan Gallery, and enjoy the sea views from Assateague Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Chincoteague Island journey planner.

You can drive from Alexandria to Chincoteague Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Assateague Lighthouse, Chincoteague Bay Field Station
Highlights from your plan
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Williamsburg: St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield) and The Mariners' Museum & Park (in Newport News). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 4th (Thu) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 7th (Sun) at Water Country USA. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, take an in-depth tour of Historic Jamestowne, and take a memorable drive along Colonial Parkway.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Williamsburg online route planner .

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Williamsburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The Mariners' Museum & Park, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, Colonial Parkway
Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Lone Sailor Statue in Norfolk (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, explore and take pictures at Battleship Wisconsin, kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, and get interesting insight from Tours.

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

Drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Norfolk
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

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