6 days in Virginia Itinerary

6 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia tour planner

Make it your trip
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Arlington
— 1 night
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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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 25th (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, wander the streets of Old Town, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Fair Winds Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Catoctin Creek Distillery, and finally learn about winemaking at Wild Hare Hard Cider.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Arlington holiday maker site.

Louisville to Arlington is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Arlington are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Williamsburg

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg and then explore the striking landscape of Colonial National Historical Park. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour of Jamestown Settlement, then explore the galleries of Historic Jamestowne, and then look for gifts at Silver Hand Meadery.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Williamsburg travel route planner.

You can fly from Arlington to Williamsburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. In December in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Virginia Beach

— 1 night

The Resort City

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.
On the 29th (Wed), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then let little ones run wild at Grommet Island Park, then sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, and finally stroll through Virginia Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Fun & Games

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.
On the 30th (Thu), stroll through Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chincoteague Island trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in December, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Virginia travel guide

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History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
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.