5 days in Virginia Itinerary

5 days in Virginia Itinerary

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5 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  30​min
1
Arlington
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
2
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Luray
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Washington DC

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day
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
On the 27th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Hidden Pond Nature Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Washington DC to Arlington is an approximately half hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in November, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

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Hidden Pond Nature Center
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Hidden Pond Nature Center ©
Hidden Pond Nature Center
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Virginia Beach attractions planner.

You can fly from Arlington to Virginia Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): step aboard Jamestown Settlement, steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Colonial National Historical Park and then cool off at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Williamsburg road trip planning website .

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Luray.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement
Colonial National Historical Park ©
Colonial National Historical Park

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): trek along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, then stroll through Kennedy Peak Hike, and then take in breathtaking views at Luray Caverns.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Luray online holiday planner .

Getting from Williamsburg to Luray by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Williamsburg in November: high temperatures in Luray hover around 57°F and lows are around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook

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