60 days in Virginia Itinerary

60 days in Virginia Itinerary

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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
— 6 nights

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Luray Caverns and Zipline. Attractions like Stony Man Mountain Overlook and Luray Hawksbill Greenway 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 McGaheysville). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, walk around Shenandoah River State Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Shenandoah Caverns, and immerse yourself in nature at Sky Meadows State Park.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Luray trip planner.

Portland to Luray is an approximately 9.5-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. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Delaplane, New Market, Sperryville, Washington, Shenandoah Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook
Shenandoah Caverns ©
Shenandoah Caverns

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Appreciate the collections at Port Republic Museum and Bruce A. Elder Antique and Classic Automobiles Museum. Get some historical perspective at Belle Grove Plantation and Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Get out of town with these interesting Shenandoah National Park side-trips: Harrisonburg (White Oak Lavender Farm & The Purple WOLF Vineyard, Purple Wolf Vineyard, &more), Grand Caverns (in Grottoes) and Zipline (in McGaheysville). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Rag Mountain Hike, trek along Appalachian Trail, view the masterpieces at Black Bear Art Studio, and admire the sheer force of Dark Hollow Falls.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Shenandoah National Park online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Luray to Shenandoah National Park takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Harrisonburg, Staunton, McGaheysville, Belle Grove Plantation, Wintergreen Resort
Highlights from your plan
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Grand Caverns ©
Grand Caverns

7
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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.
Appreciate the collections at The Exchange Hotel Civil War medical Museum and C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery. Bring the kids along to Monticello and University of Virginia. Change things up with these side-trips from Charlottesville: Liberty Mills Farm (in Somerset), Fluvanna Heritage Trail (in Palmyra) and Afton (Valley Road Vineyards, Afton Mountain Vineyards, &more). And it doesn't end there: gain insight at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, look for all kinds of wild species at Fortune's Cove Preserve, steep yourself in history at Ellwood Manor, and take a peaceful walk through Powhatan State Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville trip builder.

Getting from Shenandoah National Park to Charlottesville by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Afton, Gordonsville, Staunton, Vietnam War Foundation Museum, Powhatan State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cavalier Sporting Clays ©
Cavalier Sporting Clays
Monticello ©
Monticello
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier

5
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Lexington

Lexington ©
Home to two prestigious educational institutions, Lexington was founded in 1778.
Visit Natural Bridge State Park and Stonewall Jackson House for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Virginia Safari Park and Douthat State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lexington: McDowell (Highland County Museum & McDowell Battlefield), Frontier Culture Museum (in Staunton) and Bedford (Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library, National D-Day Memorial, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Lee Chapel and Museum, view the masterpieces at Earth, Fire, & Spirit Pottery, get engrossed in the history at Brownsburg Museum, and take a peaceful walk through Peaks of Otter Visitor Center.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lexington trip planning site.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Charlottesville in June, things will get a bit cooler in Lexington: highs are around 72°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Appomattox.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Natural Bridge, Bedford, McDowell, Covington, Dan Ingalls Overlook
Highlights from your plan
National D-Day Memorial ©
National D-Day Memorial
Virginia Safari Park ©
Virginia Safari Park
Natural Bridge State Park ©
Natural Bridge State Park

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Appomattox

Appomattox ©
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 Smith Mountain Lake. Museum-lovers will appreciate Patrick Henry's Red Hill and Virginia Museum of Transportation. Get out of town with these interesting Appomattox side-trips: Lynchburg (Blackwater Creek Trail & Room Escape Games), McAfees Knob (in Catawba) and Roanoke (Center in the Square, Roanoke Pinball Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at George Washington & Jefferson National Forests, steep yourself in history at McLean House, admire the majestic nature at High Bridge Trail State Park, and make a trip to Appomattox Station Battlefield Park.

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

You can drive from Lexington to Appomattox in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Lexington in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Appomattox, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Petersburg.

Things to do in Appomattox

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Roanoke, Lynchburg, George Washington & Jefferson National Forests, High Bridge Trail State Park, Smith Mountain Lake
Highlights from your plan
Patrick Henry's Red Hill ©
Patrick Henry's Red Hill
McLean House ©
McLean House

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Petersburg

Petersburg ©
Petersburg is an independent city in the U.S. Visit Pamplin Historical Park and Henricus Historical Park for their historical value. Tobacco Farm Life Museum of Virginia and Weston Plantation will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Charles City (Berkeley Plantation, Shirley Plantation, &more), Robert Thomas Carriage Museum and Schwartz Tavern (in Blackstone) and Five Forks National Battlefield (in Dinwiddie). There's much more to do: take in the history at Petersburg National Battlefield Park, steep yourself in history at Point of Rocks, stroll the grounds of Poplar Grove National Cemetery, and brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Army Women's Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Petersburg trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Appomattox to Petersburg by car takes about 2 hours. In June in Petersburg, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Petersburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Charles City, Chester, Hopewell, Fort Lee, Tobacco Farm Life Museum of Virginia
Highlights from your plan
Pamplin Historical Park ©
Pamplin Historical Park
Petersburg National Battlefield Park ©
Petersburg National Battlefield Park
Berkeley Plantation ©
Berkeley Plantation

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Colonial Williamsburg and The Mariners' Museum & Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement. 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 (Smithfield Farmers Market & St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 2nd (Tue) at Water Country USA. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg Wetherburn Tavern, contemplate the long history of Bassett Hall, and examine the collection at U.S. Army Transportation Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Williamsburg tour itinerary planning site.

Drive from Petersburg to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Newport News, Yorktown, Smithfield, Kings Dominion
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

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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.
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 Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum (in Hampton), Cape Charles Beach (in Cape Charles) and Savage Neck Dunes Dunes Natural Area Preserve (in Eastville). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandbridge Beach, deepen your understanding at First Landing State Park, and explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art.

Discover how to plan a Virginia Beach trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Cape Charles Beach, Savage Neck Dunes Dunes Natural Area Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center ©

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Bike Depot. Family-friendly places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Assateague Lighthouse will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Chincoteague Island: Onancock (Hopkins & Bros. Store & Ker Place). Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour, get your game on at Surfside Golf, get outside with Donald J. Leonard, and don't miss a visit to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chincoteague Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July in Chincoteague Island, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 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

Side Trips

Onancock, Assateague Lighthouse, Chincoteague Bay Field Station
Highlights from your plan
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Arlington

Arlington ©
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 Manassas National Battlefield Park for their historical value. Kids will enjoy The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Mount Vernon Trail. Explore Arlington's surroundings by going to George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon), iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Loudoun (in Ashburn) and North Hills Picnic Pavilion (in Reston). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, browse the exhibits of Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, steep yourself in history at George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Arlington day trip app.

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. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Alexandria, Winchester, Mount Vernon, Hidden Pond Nature Center, iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Loudoun
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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