42 days in Virginia Itinerary

42 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Arlington
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Luray
— 6 nights
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Abingdon
— 5 nights
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Charlottesville
— 6 nights
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Doswell
— 3 nights
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Williamsburg
— 6 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 6 nights
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Chincoteague Island
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Arlington

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Arlington side-trips: iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Loudoun (in Ashburn), George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon) and Laser Quest Potomac Mills (in Woodbridge). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, step off the mainland to explore Theodore Roosevelt Island Park, take in the waterfront at Old Town Waterfront, and take in the history at Manassas National Battlefield Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Arlington trip planner.

Washington DC to Arlington is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a subway. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luray: Skyline Paintball (in Strasburg), Massanutten Indoor WaterPark (in McGaheysville) and Shenandoah National Park (Skyline Drive, Dark Hollow Falls, &more). There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns, see the interesting displays at Cooter's in the Country, explore the fascinating underground world of Skyline Caverns, and meet the residents at Luray Zoo - A Rescue Zoo.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Luray day trip website.

Traveling by car from Arlington to Luray takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Arlington in June since evenings lows in Luray dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Abingdon.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

5
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Abingdon

Abingdon is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States, southwest of Roanoke. Change things up with these side-trips from Abingdon: Big Walker Lookout (in Wytheville), Breaks Interstate Park (in Breaks) and Grayson Highlands State Park (in Mouth of Wilson). The adventure continues: hike along Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Devil's Bathtub, admire the majestic nature at Hungry Mother State Park, and examine the collection at The Blue Ridge Music Center.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Abingdon route planning site.

Drive from Luray to Abingdon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Abingdon can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Abingdon

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

6
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charlottesville: Lexington (Virginia Military Institute & Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery), Crabtree Falls (in Wintergreen) and Natural Bridge (Natural Bridge State Park & Virginia Safari Park). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Monticello, explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Caverns, relax in the rural setting at Carter Mountain Orchard, and admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Charlottesville driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Abingdon to Charlottesville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Doswell.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Doswell

Doswell is an unincorporated community in Hanover County in the Central Region of the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Doswell side-trips: Westmoreland State Park (in Colonial Beach), Menokin (in Warsaw) and Dominion Speedway (in Thornburg). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Kings Dominion, appreciate the history behind Stonewall Jackson Shrine, explore the activities along Lake Anna State Park, and take in the history at Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center.

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

You can drive from Charlottesville to Doswell in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Doswell

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield), Room Escape Games (in Henrico) and Richmond (Maymont, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, &more). 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 much more to do: contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, take in the history at Yorktown Battlefield, enjoy some diversion at Colonial Williamsburg Musket Range, and pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Williamsburg online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Doswell to Williamsburg takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Virginia Beach: Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum (in Hampton), Virginia Zoo (in Norfolk) and Cape Charles (Cape Charles Beach & Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel). There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, steep yourself in history at Cape Henry Lighthouse, and enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Virginia Beach fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
Take a break from Chincoteague Island with a short trip to Ker Place in Onancock, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, walk around Chincoteague Veteran's Memorial Park, make a trip to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, and browse the collection at Chincoteague Island Library.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chincoteague Island holiday maker site.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 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 · Nature

Side Trips

Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
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.