60 days in Virginia Itinerary

60 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Alexandria
— 8 nights
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Luray
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Roanoke
— 8 nights
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Charlottesville
— 8 nights
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Williamsburg
— 9 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 10 nights
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Chincoteague Island
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Alexandria

— 8 nights
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Chatham Manor and Manassas National Battlefield Park will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Great Falls Park and Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Change things up with these side-trips from Alexandria: Bluemont Vineyard (in Bluemont), Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and Catoctin Creek Distillery (in Purcellville). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and get engrossed in the history at The Rising Sun Tavern.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Alexandria trip itinerary builder app.

New York City to Alexandria is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in June, you will find days in Alexandria are somewhat warmer (86°F), and nights are about the same (69°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Alexandria

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Luray

— 8 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dark Hollow Falls and Appalachian Trail. Visiting Stony Man Mountain Overlook and Skyline Caverns will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luray: Shenandoah Valley Golf Club (in Front Royal), Shenandoah National Park (Skyline Drive & Bearfence Mountain) and Endless Caverns (in New Market). The adventure continues: trek along Luray Hawksbill Greenway, sample the fine beverages at River Hill Wine & Spirits, do a tasting at Little Washington Winery, and take in breathtaking views at Luray Caverns.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Luray online tour planner.

Getting from Alexandria to Luray by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Alexandria in June, Luray is slightly colder at night with lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Roanoke.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Roanoke

— 8 nights
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. Get some historical perspective at Lee Chapel and Museum and Old City Cemetery. Step off the beaten path and head to Cascade Falls and New River Trail State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Roanoke: Natural Bridge (Virginia Safari Park & Dinosaur Kingdom II), Lexington (Washington and Lee University, Stonewall Jackson House, &more) and Claytor Lake State Park (in Dublin). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Mabry Mill, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve, see the interesting displays at Virginia Museum of Transportation, and appreciate the history behind National D-Day Memorial.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Roanoke tour planning tool.

You can drive from Luray to Roanoke in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Roanoke sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Roanoke

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Charlottesville

— 8 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at James Madison's Montpelier and Grand Caverns. Monticello and Appomattox Court House National Historical Park will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charlottesville: Staunton (Woodrow Wilson Birthplace & Frontier Culture Museum), Loose Shoe Brewing Company (in Amherst) and McLean House (in Appomattox). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, admire the sheer force of Crabtree Falls, trek along Saunders-Monticello Trail, and admire the striking features of University of Virginia.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Charlottesville journey planner.

Getting from Roanoke to Charlottesville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Williamsburg

— 9 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colonial Williamsburg and Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. Get in touch with nature at Yorktown Beach and Colonial Parkway. Explore Williamsburg's surroundings by going to Dutch Gap Conservation Area (in Chester), Petersburg (Blandford Church and Cemetery, Pamplin Historical Park, &more) and Charles City (Berkeley Plantation & Shirley Plantation). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne, get a sense of history and politics at Virginia Capitol Building, step aboard Jamestown Settlement, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Episcopal Church.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Williamsburg trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Charlottesville to Williamsburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Virginia Beach

— 10 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.
Popular historic sites such as Cape Henry Lighthouse and Old Point Comfort Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Sandbridge Beach and First Landing State Park. Explore Virginia Beach's surroundings by going to Machipongo (Barrier Islands Center & Chatham Vineyards), Cape Charles (Bay Creek Golf Club, Kiptopeke State Park, &more) and Smartmouth Brewing Company (in Norfolk). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stroll through Buckroe Beach and Park, and browse the exhibits of Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Virginia Beach trip itinerary maker.

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, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Chincoteague Island

— 8 nights
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Visit Assateague Lighthouse and Captain Timothy Hill House for their historical value. Visiting Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Onancock (Ker Place & Hopkins & Bros. Store). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the pleasant sights at Chincoteague Island Waterman's Memorial, let little ones run wild at Chincoteague Veteran's Memorial Park, and grab your bike and head to Bike Depot.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 68°F. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
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.