5 days in Virginia Itinerary

5 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia sightseeing planner

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Arlington
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Hot Springs
— 1 night
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Williamsburg
— 1 night
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Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
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Arlington

— 1 night

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.
On the 12th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of George Washington's Mount Vernon, explore the landscape on two wheels at Mount Vernon Trail, and then appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Arlington online trip itinerary maker.

Washington DC to Arlington is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a subway. In April in Arlington, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hot Springs

— 1 night
Hot Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in Bath County, Virginia, United States. On the 14th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Douthat State Park and then stroll through Homestead Ski Area.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs road trip app.

You can drive from Arlington to Hot Springs in 4 hours. In April, Hot Springs is little chillier than Arlington - with highs of 58°F and lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Williamsburg

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg, then steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, and then steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Williamsburg day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Williamsburg in 4 hours. In April, Williamsburg is somewhat warmer than Hot Springs - with highs of 73°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums

Chincoteague Island

— 1 night
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island attractions planner.

Drive from Williamsburg to Chincoteague Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Williamsburg in April, you will find days in Chincoteague Island are a bit cooler (64°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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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.