6 days in Virginia Itinerary

6 days in Virginia Itinerary

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6 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  30​min
1
Arlington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Luray
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Washington DC

1
night
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, explore the landscape on two wheels at Mount Vernon Trail, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the next day, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps, have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Loudoun, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Inside Ski Training Center.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Arlington day trip planner .

Washington DC to Arlington is an approximately half hour car ride. December in Arlington sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Inside Ski Training Center, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Room Escape Games, iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Loudoun
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Mount Vernon Trail ©
Mount Vernon Trail
Inside Ski Training Center ©
Inside Ski Training Center
Room Escape Games

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Luray side-trips: Mountain Mystic Trading Company (in Front Royal) and Shenandoah National Park (Old Rag Mountain Hike, Appalachian Trail, & more). There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns, sample the fine beverages at River Hill Wine & Spirits, take in the awesome beauty at Pinnacles, and trek along Stony Man Mountain Hike.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Luray online itinerary builder .

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 December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Luray, with lows of 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park, Copper Fox Distillery, Mountain Mystic Trading Company
Highlights from your plan
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook

1
night
Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Deep Run Park, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and finally identify plant and animal life at Mackay Island Wildlife Refuge.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Richmond online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Luray to Richmond takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and train. December in Richmond sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Richmond

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Mackay Island Wildlife Refuge, Room Escape Games
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Room Escape Games

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