60 days in Virginia Itinerary

60 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Alexandria
— 8 nights
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Luray
— 8 nights
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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 Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve. 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). Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. And it doesn't end there: witness the site of a historic battle at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and steep yourself in history at George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Alexandria trip planner.

New York City to Alexandria is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Alexandria, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car 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 Zipline will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luray: Shenandoah National Park (Skyline Drive & Bearfence Mountain), Shenandoah Valley Golf Club (in Front Royal) 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. state of Virginia. Get some historical perspective at Lee Chapel and Museum and Washington and Lee University. 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), Falling Springs Waterfall (in Covington) and Claytor Lake State Park (in Dublin). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Stonewall Jackson House, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, examine the collection at Virginia Museum of Transportation, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Roanoke day trip website.

Drive from Luray to Roanoke in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. 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 James Monroe's Highland. Monticello and Frontier Culture Museum will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charlottesville: Appomattox (McLean House & Appomattox Court House National Historical Park), Woodrow Wilson Birthplace (in Staunton) and Loose Shoe Brewing Company (in Amherst). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Mulberry Row, admire the striking features of University of Virginia, take in the dramatic scenery at Crabtree Falls, and gain insight at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio.

For ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville trip planner.

You can drive from Roanoke to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in Charlottesville sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time 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 Public Hospital Museum. Get in touch with nature at Yorktown Beach and Colonial Parkway. Explore Williamsburg's surroundings by going to Charles City (Berkeley Plantation & Shirley Plantation), Petersburg (Blandford Church and Cemetery, Pamplin Historical Park, &more) and Dutch Gap Conservation Area (in Chester). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, ponder the world of politics at Virginia Capitol Building, wander the streets of Carytown, and steep yourself in history at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Williamsburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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). The adventure continues: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, see the interesting displays at Military Aviation Museum, kick back and relax at Buckroe Beach and Park, and take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Other options are to 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 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

4.6
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.