6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

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6 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Charlottesville
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Charlottesville
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Luray
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Arlington
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Charlottesville

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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.
On the 6th (Sun), contemplate the long history of James Monroe's Highland, steep yourself in history at Michie Tavern ca. 1784, take in nature's colorful creations at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, then make a trip to Les Yeux du Monde, and finally admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Charlottesville trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Charlottesville. In October, daily temperatures in Charlottesville can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Luray.

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Monticello ©
Monticello
James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland
Michie Tavern ca. 1784 ©
Michie Tavern ca. 1784

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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 7th (Mon): cruise along Skyline Drive and then explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Luray road trip planning app .

Getting from Charlottesville to Luray by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Luray

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Skyline Drive
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Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

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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 8th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Mount Vernon Trail, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Arlington trip planning site .

You can drive from Luray to Arlington in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Luray in October, Arlington is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Arlington

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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Mount Vernon Trail ©
Mount Vernon Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chincoteague Island day trip site .

Getting from Arlington to Chincoteague Island by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Chincoteague Island sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace, then contemplate the long history of George Wythe House, then steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. Keep things going the next day: take a tour of Jamestown Settlement, contemplate the long history of Historic Jamestowne, and then explore the world behind art at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Williamsburg trip planner .

Traveling by car from Chincoteague Island to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Williamsburg

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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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