6 days in Virginia Itinerary

6 days in Virginia Itinerary

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6 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  5 h
1
Alexandria
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Luray
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Houston

1
night
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
On the 11th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and then wander the streets of Old Town.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Alexandria online travel route planner .

Houston to Alexandria is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Alexandria is 1 hour. In October, Alexandria is slightly colder than Houston - with highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Luray.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Arlington, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Room Escape Games
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

2
nights
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 13th (Sun): trek along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, have some family-friendly fun at The Garden Maze, then see the interesting displays at Luray Valley Museum, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum and then cool off at Massanutten Indoor WaterPark.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Luray trip planner .

Drive from Alexandria to Luray in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Alexandria in October, Luray is little chillier at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Massanutten Indoor WaterPark
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Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook
Massanutten Indoor WaterPark ©
Massanutten Indoor WaterPark

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Tue), cool off at Water Country USA, then steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Williamsburg planning tool .

Drive from Luray to Williamsburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Luray in October since evenings lows in Williamsburg dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church ©
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

1
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 16th (Wed), observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and then stroll through Virginia Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach route planning app .

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In October in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

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