60 days in Virginia Itinerary

60 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia trip planner

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Luray
— 6 nights
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Shenandoah National Park
— 6 nights
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Charlottesville
— 7 nights
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Lexington
— 5 nights
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Appomattox
— 4 nights
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Petersburg
— 6 nights
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Williamsburg
— 7 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 7 nights
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Chincoteague Island
— 4 nights
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Arlington
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Luray

— 6 nights

Cabin Capital of Virginia

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Luray Caverns and Stony Man Mountain Overlook. Attractions like The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum and Zipline make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Luray's surroundings by going to Shenandoah Valley Cultural Heritage Museum at The Edinburg Mill (in Edinburg), Naked Mountain Winery & Vineyards (in Markham) and Massanutten Indoor WaterPark (in Massanutten). The adventure continues: hike along White Oak Canyon Trail, stroll around Shenandoah River State Park, stroll through Whiteoak Canyon Falls, and examine the collection at Luray Valley Museum & Shenandoah Heritage Village.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Luray trip itinerary planner.

Portland to Luray is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Portland to Luray, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Luray, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park

— 6 nights
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Old Rag Mountain Hike and Dark Hollow Falls. Museum-lovers will appreciate Port Republic Museum and Virginia Quilt Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Shenandoah National Park side-trips: Zipline (in McGaheysville), Harrisonburg (White Oak Lavender Farm & The Purple WOLF Vineyard, Purple Wolf Vineyard, &more) and Grand Caverns (in Grottoes). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, trek along Appalachian Trail, and examine the collection at Bruce A. Elder Antique and Classic Automobiles Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Shenandoah National Park trip planning website.

You can drive from Luray to Shenandoah National Park in 1.5 hours. In June in Shenandoah National Park, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Charlottesville

— 7 nights

Hoo-Ville

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Exchange Hotel Civil War medical Museum and Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum. Bring the kids along to Monticello and The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio. Change things up with these side-trips from Charlottesville: Afton (Valley Road Vineyards, Afton Mountain Vineyards, &more), Fluvanna Heritage Trail (in Palmyra) and Liberty Mills Farm (in Somerset). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at James Madison's Montpelier, head outdoors with Cavalier Sporting Clays, shop like a local with C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fortune's Cove Preserve.

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Traveling by car from Shenandoah National Park to Charlottesville takes 1.5 hours. In June in Charlottesville, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Lexington

— 5 nights
Home to two prestigious educational institutions, Lexington was founded in 1778.
Visit Natural Bridge State Park and Lee Chapel and Museum for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Virginia Safari Park and Falling Springs Waterfall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lexington: Bedford (Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library, National D-Day Memorial, &more), McDowell (Highland County Museum & McDowell Battlefield) and Frontier Culture Museum (in Staunton). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Brownsburg Museum, explore the activities along Goshen Pass, Head underground at Caverns At Natural Bridge, and deepen your understanding at Virginia Military Institute.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lexington day trip app.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Charlottesville in June; daily highs in Lexington reach 72°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Appomattox.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Appomattox

— 4 nights
Appomattox is a town in Appomattox County, Virginia, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and High Bridge Trail State Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Patrick Henry's Red Hill and Roanoke Pinball Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Appomattox side-trips: Lynchburg (Blackwater Creek Trail & Room Escape Games), Roanoke (Center in the Square, Virginia Museum of Transportation, &more) and Smith Mountain Lake (in Moneta). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through George Washington & Jefferson National Forests, steep yourself in history at McLean House, witness the site of a historic battle at Appomattox Station Battlefield Park, and get great views at McAfees Knob.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Appomattox holiday planner.

You can drive from Lexington to Appomattox in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Lexington in June, expect nights in Appomattox to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 84°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Petersburg.

Things to do in Appomattox

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Petersburg

— 6 nights
Petersburg is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. Visit Pamplin Historical Park and Petersburg National Battlefield Park for their historical value. Tobacco Farm Life Museum of Virginia and U.S. Army Women's Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Robert Thomas Carriage Museum and Schwartz Tavern (in Blackstone), Charles City (Berkeley Plantation, Shirley Plantation, &more) and Five Forks National Battlefield (in Dinwiddie). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Henricus Historical Park, admire the majestic nature at Pocahontas State Park, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Old Towne - Escape Rooms, and see the interesting displays at Keystone Tractor Works.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Petersburg journey planner.

Drive from Appomattox to Petersburg in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Petersburg are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Petersburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Williamsburg

— 7 nights

Colonial Capital

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Colonial Williamsburg and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Historic Jamestowne and Governor's Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Williamsburg: Kings Dominion (in Doswell), Richmond (Hollywood Cemetery, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, &more) and Smithfield Farmers Market (in Smithfield). There's lots more to do: cool off at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, see the interesting displays at The Mariners' Museum & Park, and steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement.

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You can drive from Petersburg to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. In June in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Virginia Beach

— 7 nights

The Resort City

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Henry Lighthouse and Old Point Comfort Lighthouse. Take a break from the city and head to Virginia Beach and Buckroe Beach and Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Savage Neck Dunes Dunes Natural Area Preserve (in Eastville), Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum (in Monroe) and Cape Charles Beach (in Cape Charles). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, examine the collection at Military Aviation Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chic's Beach, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Virginia Beach tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Chincoteague Island

— 4 nights
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Take a break from the city and head to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Family-friendly places like Bike Depot and Fishing Charters & Tours will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Chincoteague Island: Onancock (Hopkins & Bros. Store & Ker Place). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Donald J. Leonard, have some family-friendly fun at Surfside Golf, examine the collection at Chincoteague Bay Field Station, and stop by MamerSass.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chincoteague Island driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. July in Chincoteague Island sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Arlington.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Arlington

— 6 nights

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Visit Arlington National Cemetery and George Washington's Mount Vernon for their historical value. Kids will enjoy The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park. Explore Arlington's surroundings by going to North Hills Picnic Pavilion (in Reston), Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Loudoun (in Ashburn). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Museum of the Marine Corps, immerse yourself in nature at Occoquan Regional Park, take an in-depth tour of Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Mount Vernon Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Arlington trip planner.

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, bus, train, and subway. 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 fly back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Virginia travel guide

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History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.