35 days in Virginia Itinerary

35 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia trip itinerary planner

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Luray
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Shenandoah National Park
— 4 nights
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Roanoke
— 4 nights
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Charlottesville
— 5 nights
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Williamsburg
— 5 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 5 nights
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Chincoteague Island
— 4 nights
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Arlington
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Luray

— 2 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Luray side-trips: Edith J. Carrier Arboretum (in Harrisonburg), Little Washington Spa (in Washington) and Winchester (Museum of the Shenandoah Valley & Rocking S Ranch). And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns, take in nature's colorful creations at Birdsong Pleasure Garden, learn about winemaking at River Hill Wine & Spirits, and sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Luray tour planner.

Washington to Luray is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Museums · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park

— 4 nights
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. There's much more to do: hike along Old Rag Mountain Hike, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hawksbill Mountain, and admire the sheer force of Rose River Falls.

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Getting from Luray to Shenandoah National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. 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 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Roanoke.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Roanoke

— 4 nights
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. Change things up with these side-trips from Roanoke: Cascade Falls (in Pembroke), Lexington (Earth, Fire, & Spirit Pottery, Virginia Military Institute, &more) and April 16 Memorial at Virginia Tech (in Blacksburg). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at National D-Day Memorial, stroll around Mill Mountain Star & Park, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and stroll through Virginia Safari Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Roanoke, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Shenandoah National Park to Roanoke takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June in Roanoke, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Roanoke

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Charlottesville

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charlottesville: Appomattox (Appomattox Court House National Historical Park & McLean House), Cavalier Sporting Clays (in Montpelier) and James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Monticello, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, don't miss a visit to Les Yeux du Monde, and view the masterpieces at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Charlottesville holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Roanoke to Charlottesville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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.
Williamsburg is known for museums, theme parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, make a splash at Water Country USA, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Williamsburg trip planner.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to 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 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Virginia Beach

— 5 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel in Cape Charles (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, enjoy the sea views from Cape Henry Lighthouse, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach day trip site.

Drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Onancock (Hopkins & Bros. Store & Ker Place). Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours, look for gifts at MamerSass, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Depot, and get outside with Donald J. Leonard.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island trip builder app.

Drive from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Chincoteague Island can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Arlington

— 5 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 Arlington's surroundings by going to Occoquan River (in Occoquan), Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, explore the activities along Great Falls Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and take a leisurely stroll along Old Town Waterfront.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Arlington online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Arlington in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and subway. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Virginia travel guide

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History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
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.