60 days in Virginia Itinerary

60 days in Virginia Itinerary

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60 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Richmond
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Norfolk
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Chincoteague Island
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Arlington
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Luray
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Shenandoah National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Roanoke
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Charlottesville
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Richmond
— 10 nights
End: Richmond

6
nights
Norfolk

Norfolk ©
Norfolk formed around a natural harbor that’s home to the world’s largest naval base, which helped cement the city as a keystone for strategic military planning and government.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Norfolk: Williamsburg (Historic Jamestowne, Bassett Hall, & more), Smithfield (Windsor Castle Park & St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum) and Newport News (The Mariners' Museum & Park & The Noland Trail). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grace Episcopal Church, indulge your thirst for a good beer at O'Connor Brewing Co., and enjoy the sea views from Old Point Comfort Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Norfolk trip itinerary builder website .

Richmond to Norfolk is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Norfolk, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Norfolk

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Newport News, Smithfield, Grace Episcopal Church, Old Point Comfort Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Chincoteague Island side-trips: Onancock (Hopkins & Bros. Store & Ker Place), Chatham Vineyards (in Machipongo) and Eyre Hall (in Cheriton). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, head outdoors with Donald J. Leonard, get your game on at Surfside Golf, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chincoteague Island itinerary tool .

Drive from Norfolk to Chincoteague Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in January, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Onancock, Chatham Vineyards, Chincoteague Bay Field Station, Eyre Hall, Blue Crow Antique Mall
Highlights from your plan
MamerSass ©
MamerSass
Chincoteague Cultural Alliance ©
Chincoteague Cultural Alliance

8
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Get out of town with these interesting Arlington side-trips: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly), George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon) and Inside Ski Training Center (in Leesburg). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Pentagon Memorial, identify plant and animal life at Gulf Branch Nature Center, and grab your bike and head to Mount Vernon Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Arlington holiday builder tool .

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Arlington in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Alexandria, Fredericksburg, Aquia Episcopal Church, Peeps and Company, iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Loudoun
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Winchester (Handley Regional Library, Rocking S Ranch, & more), Harrisonburg (Explore More Discovery Museum, Harper's Statuary and Water Gardens, & more) and Cooter's in the Country (in Sperryville). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Luray Caverns, hike along Kennedy Peak Hike, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stony Man Mountain Overlook, and learn about winemaking at Granite Heights Winery.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Luray travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Arlington to Luray by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from Arlington in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Luray, with lows of 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Winchester, Harrisonburg, Sperryville, Long Branch Plantation, Magnolia Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Rocking S Ranch ©
Rocking S Ranch
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook

7
nights
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shenandoah National Park: Mt. Crawford Creamery (in Mount Crawford), Harrisonburg (Brethren & Mennonite Heritage Center, Mineral Museum, & more) and SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts (in Elkton). There's still lots to do: stroll through Old Rag Mountain Hike, take in the awesome beauty at Pinnacles, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and work some fitness into your day at Limberlost Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Shenandoah National Park road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Luray to Shenandoah National Park in 1.5 hours. January in Shenandoah National Park sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 27°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Roanoke.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Harrisonburg, Dyke, Mt. Crawford Creamery, Highland County Museum, Grand Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Mary's Rock Summit Trail ©
Mary's Rock Summit Trail

8
nights
Roanoke

Roanoke ©
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Roanoke: Lexington (Earth, Fire, & Spirit Pottery, Virginia Military Institute, & more), Blacksburg (Alexander Black House & Cultural Center, Moss Arts Center, & more) and George Washington & Jefferson National Forests (in Millboro). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at National D-Day Memorial, learn about winemaking at Mt Vale Vineyards, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade Falls, and don't miss a visit to The Floyd Center for the Arts.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Roanoke day trip planning tool .

Getting from Shenandoah National Park to Roanoke by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, daytime highs in Roanoke are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Roanoke

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lexington, Blacksburg, Floyd, Galax, Natural Bridge
Highlights from your plan
National D-Day Memorial ©
National D-Day Memorial
Mill Mountain Star & Park ©
Mill Mountain Star & Park
Beer Tastings & Tours

7
nights
Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Get out of town with these interesting Charlottesville side-trips: Raven's Roost Overlook (in Lyndhurst), The Cheese Shop (in Stuarts Draft) and The Quarry Gardens (in Schuyler). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Monticello, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Episcopal Church, get engrossed in the history at Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, and admire the striking features of University of Virginia.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Roanoke to Charlottesville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Charlottesville can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Richmond.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Staunton, Orange, Raven's Roost Overlook, The Quarry Gardens, Bold Rock Hard Cider
Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello
Carter Mountain Orchard ©
Carter Mountain Orchard

10
nights
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.
Children's Museum of Richmond has been added to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Virginia Beach (Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, Virginia Beach Boardwalk, & more) and Washington DC (National Mall, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, & more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Meadow Farm Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Cemetery, and view the masterpieces at Shockoe Bottom Clay.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Richmond trip itinerary builder site .

Take a bus from Charlottesville to Richmond in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February in Richmond, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Washington DC, Virginia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Children's Museum of Richmond ©
Children's Museum of Richmond
Washington Monument ©
Washington Monument

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