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
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: New York City

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and then gain insight at Gulf Branch Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps, and then examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Arlington trip planner .

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 July, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Gulf Branch Nature Center ©
Gulf Branch Nature Center
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

2
nights
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 24th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: cast your line with a fishing tour and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chincoteague Island attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Arlington to Chincoteague Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
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 26th (Fri), get interesting insight from Tours, get engrossed in the history at Military Aviation Museum, and then sample the fine beverages at Chesapeake Bay Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at USS Monitor Center, see the interesting displays at The Mariners' Museum & Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Virginia Beach travel route tool .

Traveling by car from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Newport News, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
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St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Fishing Charters & Tours
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

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