42 days in Virginia Itinerary

42 days in Virginia Itinerary

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42 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  30​min
1
Arlington
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Luray
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Abingdon
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Charlottesville
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Doswell
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Williamsburg
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Virginia Beach
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Chincoteague Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Arlington: George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon), iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Loudoun (in Ashburn) and Laser Quest Potomac Mills (in Woodbridge). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Pentagon Memorial, witness the site of a historic battle at Manassas National Battlefield Park, and learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Arlington trip itinerary planner .

Washington DC to Arlington is an approximately half hour car ride. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Alexandria, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Laser Quest Potomac Mills, Springfield Town Center, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Theodore Roosevelt Island Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt Island Park
Laser Quest Potomac Mills ©
Laser Quest Potomac Mills

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Luray side-trips: Massanutten Indoor WaterPark (in McGaheysville), Skyline Paintball (in Strasburg) and Shenandoah National Park (Dark Hollow Falls, Skyland, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Luray Caverns, take an in-depth tour of The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery, and learn about winemaking at River Hill Wine & Spirits.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Luray trip planning app .

You can drive from Arlington to Luray in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from Arlington in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Luray, with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Abingdon.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park, Shenandoah Caverns, Sperryville, Massanutten Indoor WaterPark, Skyline Paintball
Highlights from your plan
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Stony Man Mountain Hike ©
Stony Man Mountain Hike

5
nights
Abingdon

Abingdon ©
Abingdon is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States, southwest of Roanoke. Explore Abingdon's surroundings by going to Big Walker Lookout (in Wytheville), Breaks Interstate Park (in Breaks) and Grayson Highlands State Park (in Mouth of Wilson). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Virginia Creeper Trail, admire the majestic nature at Hungry Mother State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at New River Trail State Park, and take an in-depth tour of Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Abingdon travel planner.

You can drive from Luray to Abingdon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Abingdon

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Breaks Interstate Park, The Devil's Bathtub, Virginia Creeper Trail, Big Walker Lookout, Grayson Highlands State Park
Highlights from your plan
Grayson Highlands State Park ©
Grayson Highlands State Park
The Devil's Bathtub ©
The Devil's Bathtub
Hungry Mother State Park ©
Hungry Mother State Park

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Natural Bridge (The Natural Bridge of Virginia & Virginia Safari Park), Lexington (Virginia Military Institute & Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery) and Crabtree Falls (in Wintergreen). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Monticello, Head underground at Grand Caverns, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, and enjoy some diversion at A Dream Come True Playground.

To find reviews and more tourist information, use the Charlottesville tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Abingdon to Charlottesville by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Doswell.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Natural Bridge, Lexington, Staunton, Crabtree Falls, Port Republic Museum
Highlights from your plan
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Virginia Safari Park ©
Virginia Safari Park

3
nights
Doswell

Doswell ©
Doswell is an unincorporated community in Hanover County in the Central Region of the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Doswell: Dominion Speedway (in Thornburg), Westmoreland State Park (in Colonial Beach) and Menokin (in Warsaw). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Kings Dominion, explore the activities along Lake Anna State Park, take in the history at Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center, and appreciate the history behind Stonewall Jackson Shrine.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Doswell trip planner.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Doswell in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Doswell

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Spotsylvania, Menokin, Dominion Speedway, Stonewall Jackson Shrine, Westmoreland State Park
Highlights from your plan
Westmoreland State Park ©
Westmoreland State Park
Kings Dominion ©
Kings Dominion
Lake Anna State Park ©
Lake Anna State Park

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Williamsburg side-trips: St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield), Richmond (Maymont, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, & more) and Room Escape Games (in Henrico). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 19th (Fri) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 23rd (Tue) at Water Country USA. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, witness the site of a historic battle at Yorktown Battlefield, and take an in-depth tour of Historic Jamestowne.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg road trip website .

You can drive from Doswell to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Yorktown Battlefield, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, Room Escape Games
Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

6
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 these side-trips from Virginia Beach: Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum (in Hampton), Cape Charles (Cape Charles Beach & Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel) and Virginia Zoo (in Norfolk). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach, explore and take pictures at Battleship Wisconsin, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Norfolk, Cape Charles, Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach

5
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.
Step out of Chincoteague Island to go to Onancock and see Ker Place, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, let the kids burn off some steam at Chincoteague Veteran's Memorial Park, and stroll through Bike Depot.

For where to stay and tourist information, read our Chincoteague Island trip planner .

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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