45 days in Virginia Itinerary

45 days in Virginia Itinerary

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45 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  2​h
1
Luray
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Shenandoah National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Charlottesville
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Floyd
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Abingdon
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Williamsburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Virginia Beach
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Chincoteague Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Alexandria
— 6 nights
train:  15​min
End: Washington DC

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mountain Mystic Trading Company and Shenandoah Valley Artworks. Step out of the city life by going to Luray Caverns and Luray Hawksbill Greenway. Get out of town with these interesting Luray side-trips: Sharp Rock Vineyards (in Sperryville), R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery (in Washington) and Strasburg Emporium Antiques (in Strasburg). The adventure continues: trek along Stony Man Mountain Hike, learn about winemaking at Vintage Ridge Vineyard, shop like a local with Warehouse Art Gallery, and sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Luray trip itinerary tool .

Washington DC to Luray is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Luray, with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Luray

Wineries Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Front Royal, Strasburg, Sperryville, R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery, Mediterranean Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Rappahannock Cellars ©
Rappahannock Cellars
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook

5
nights
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Escape the urban bustle at Skyline Drive and Old Rag Mountain Hike. Head to Harper's Statuary and Water Gardens and The Shops at Dayton Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Harrisonburg (Harrisonburg Farmers Market & Shenandoah Heritage Market). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Bearfence Mountain, learn about winemaking at Glass House Winery, view the masterpieces at Black Bear Art Studio, and stroll the grounds of Dean Cemetery.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Shenandoah National Park attractions planner.

Drive from Luray to Shenandoah National Park in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Shenandoah National Park are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Harrisonburg, Dyke, The Shops at Dayton Farmers Market, Glass House Winery, Mountfair Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Appalachian Trail ©
Appalachian Trail

5
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.
Get outdoors at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and Virginia Safari Park. Head to King Family Vineyards and City Marketfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charlottesville: Bold Rock Hard Cider (in Nellysford), Valley Road Vineyards (in Afton) and McLean House (in Appomattox). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Monticello, make a trip to Les Yeux du Monde, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Starr Hill Brewery, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Charlottesville route planner .

Drive from Shenandoah National Park to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Floyd.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Appomattox, Crozet, Valley Road Vineyards, Canal Basin Square, Bold Rock Hard Cider
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Safari Park ©
Virginia Safari Park
Bold Rock Hard Cider ©
Bold Rock Hard Cider

4
nights
Floyd

Floyd ©
Floyd is a town in Floyd County, Virginia, United States. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Floyd Country Store and Southwest Virginia Farmers Market. Visiting Peaks of Otter Visitor Center and Olde Mill Golf Resort will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Floyd side-trips: Galax (Blue Ridge Music Center & Mt Vale Vineyards), National D-Day Memorial (in Bedford) and The Little Gallery (in Roanoke). There's still lots to do: browse for treasures at Finders Keepers, take in the exciting artwork at Troika Contemporary Crafts, steep yourself in history at Mabry Mill, and shop like a local with Bell Gallery and Garden.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Floyd day trip website .

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Floyd takes 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Charlottesville in May since evenings lows in Floyd dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Abingdon.

Things to do in Floyd

Shopping Museums Golf

Side Trips

Galax, Meadows of Dan, Peaks of Otter Visitor Center, Olde Mill Golf Resort, National D-Day Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Floyd Country Store ©
Floyd Country Store
The Blue Ridge Music Center ©
The Blue Ridge Music Center
Peaks of Otter Visitor Center ©
Peaks of Otter Visitor Center

4
nights
Abingdon

Abingdon ©
Abingdon is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States, southwest of Roanoke. Shop till you drop at Abingdon Olive Oil Company and Abingdon Farmers Market. Take a break from the city and head to Virginia Creeper Trail and Virginia Creeper Trail Club. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Abingdon: Grayson Highlands State Park (in Mouth of Wilson) and MountainRose Vineyards (in Wise). There's much more to do: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Zephyr Antiques, take an in-depth tour of Birthplace of Country Music Museum, trek along Appalachian Trail, and make a trip to The Art Depot.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Abingdon trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Floyd to Abingdon takes 2 hours. June in Abingdon sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Abingdon

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Bristol, Appalachian Trail, Grayson Highlands State Park, MountainRose Vineyards, Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail
Highlights from your plan
Grayson Highlands State Park ©
Grayson Highlands State Park
Abingdon Olive Oil Company ©
Abingdon Olive Oil Company

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.
Head to The Peanut Patch and Short Pump Mallfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Williamsburg: Richmond (South of the James Farmer's Market, Crossroads Art Center, & more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 9th (Sun) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 13th (Thu) at Water Country USA. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, shop like a local with Williamsburg Art Gallery, kick back and relax at Yorktown Beach, and take a tour of Jamestown Settlement.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg trip planner .

Drive from Abingdon to Williamsburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, The Peanut Patch, Yorktown Beach
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.
Visiting Virginia Beach and Cape Charles Beach will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Town Center and MacArthur Center. Step out of Virginia Beach to go to Portsmouth and see Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art Gallery, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, tour the pleasant surroundings at Croatan Beach, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach journey planner .

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 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Charles Beach, MacArthur Center, Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©

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.
Get in touch with nature at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Fishing Charters & Tours. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Pony Tails and Tryfan Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, head outdoors with Donald J. Leonard, and have some family-friendly fun at Surfside Golf.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Chincoteague Island using our 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. In June in Chincoteague Island, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Alexandria.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

6
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.
Do your shopping at Buckland Farm Market and Gallery On Madison. Escape the urban bustle at Great Falls Park and Mount Vernon Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to KO Distilling (in Manassas), Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and Effingham Manor Winery (in Nokesville). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Old Town, indulge your taste buds at Alexandria Farmers Market (Old Town Farmer's Market), buy something for everyone on your list at Potomac Mills, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Alexandria trip planner .

Drive from Chincoteague Island to Alexandria in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June in Alexandria, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 69°F at night. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Arlington, McLean, Potomac Mills, KO Distilling, Buckland Farm Market
Highlights from your plan
Buckland Farm Market ©
Buckland Farm Market
Great Falls Park ©
Great Falls Park
Mount Vernon Trail ©
Mount Vernon Trail

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