5 days in Virginia Itinerary

5 days in Virginia Itinerary

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5 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  15​min
1
Arlington
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

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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 12th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of George Washington's Mount Vernon, explore the landscape on two wheels at Mount Vernon Trail, and then pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Arlington day trip site .

Washington DC to Arlington is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a subway; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Trails

Side Trips

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, George Washington's Mount Vernon
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Mount Vernon Trail ©
Mount Vernon Trail
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Hot Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in Bath County, Virginia, United States. On the 14th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Douthat State Park and then fly down the slopes at Homestead Ski Area.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hot Springs trip maker tool .

You can drive from Arlington to Hot Springs in 4 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Arlington in April: high temperatures in Hot Springs hover around 58°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Douthat State Park
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Douthat State Park ©
Douthat State Park

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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 15th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, then steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, and then step aboard Jamestown Settlement.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Williamsburg day trip planner.

Drive from Hot Springs to Williamsburg in 4 hours. Traveling from Hot Springs in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Williamsburg: highs are around 73°F and lows about 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
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement
Governor's Palace ©
Governor's Palace

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Chincoteague Island online vacation planner .

Drive from Williamsburg to Chincoteague Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Williamsburg in April: highs in Chincoteague Island hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 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

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©

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