6 days in Virginia Itinerary

6 days in Virginia Itinerary

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6 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Arlington
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Luray
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: New York City

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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 29th (Thu), don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and then contemplate the long history of Old Town.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Arlington road trip website .

New York City to Arlington is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August in Arlington, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Old Town
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Old Town ©
Old Town

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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 30th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Luray Caverns, then sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery, and then cruise along Skyline Drive.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Luray trip app .

Traveling by car from Arlington to Luray takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from Arlington in August, expect little chillier with lows of 63°F in Luray. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skyline Drive, Copper Fox Distillery
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Copper Fox Distillery ©
Copper Fox Distillery
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns

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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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 31st (Sat) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Colonial Williamsburg, steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne, learn about winemaking at Silver Hand Meadery, and step aboard Jamestown Settlement.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Williamsburg vacation planning site .

Traveling by car from Luray to Williamsburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Luray in August, with highs in Williamsburg at 89°F and lows at 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Yorktown Beach
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Yorktown Beach ©
Yorktown Beach
Silver Hand Meadery ©
Silver Hand Meadery

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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.
On the 3rd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Beach, then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and then stroll through Sandbridge Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

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