60 days in Virginia Itinerary

60 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Fly to Knoxville, Drive to Abingdon
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Abingdon
— 5 nights
Drive
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Galax
— 3 nights
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Appomattox
— 4 nights
Drive
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Charlottesville
— 7 nights
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 7 nights
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 7 nights
Drive
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Chincoteague Island
— 6 nights
Drive
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Arlington
— 7 nights
Drive
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Luray
— 6 nights
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Shenandoah National Park
— 7 nights
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Abingdon

— 5 nights
Abingdon is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States, southwest of Roanoke. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Birthplace of Country Music Museum and Museum of the Middle Appalachians. Take a break from the city and head to Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail and The Channels Natural Area Preserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Abingdon: Ralph Stanley Museum (in Clintwood), The Devil's Bathtub (in Fort Blackmore) and Wise (MountainRose Vineyards & High Knob Recreational Area). There's much more to do: ride a horse along Virginia Creeper Trail Club, see the interesting displays at Star Museum, stop by Abingdon Olive Oil Company, and take an in-depth tour of Fairview.

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Green Bay to Abingdon is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Green Bay to Abingdon due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Green Bay in October; daily highs in Abingdon reach 69°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Galax.

Things to do in Abingdon

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Galax

— 3 nights
Galax is an independent city in the southwestern part of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Let the collections at The Blue Ridge Music Center and Jeff Matthews Memorial Museum capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Grayson Highlands State Park and Primland Resort Golf Course. Change things up with these side-trips from Galax: Cascade Falls (in Pembroke), Floyd Country Store (in Floyd) and Mabry Mill (in Meadows of Dan). There's more to do: do a tasting at Mt Vale Highlands.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Galax day trip website.

Traveling by car from Abingdon to Galax takes 2 hours. October in Galax sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Appomattox.

Things to do in Galax

Nature · Parks · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

Appomattox

— 4 nights
Appomattox is a town in Appomattox County, Virginia, United States. Museum-lovers will get to explore The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox and South Hill Model Train Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and Virginia Safari Park. Get out of town with these interesting Appomattox side-trips: Patrick Henry's Red Hill (in Brookneal), National D-Day Memorial (in Bedford) and Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest (in Forest). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at McLean House, immerse yourself in nature at High Bridge Trail State Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Peaks of Otter Visitor Center, and learn about winemaking at Rosemont of Virginia Winery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Appomattox day trip planner.

Getting from Galax to Appomattox by car takes about 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Appomattox can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Appomattox

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Balloon Rides and Sherando Lake Recreation Area. Let the collections at Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum and James Madison Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charlottesville: James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station), Finders Keepers (in Orange) and Frontier Culture Museum (in Staunton). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Monticello, relax in the rural setting at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards, do a tasting at Cooper Vineyards, and brush up on your military savvy at Vietnam War Foundation Museum.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Charlottesville road trip site.

You can drive from Appomattox to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. October in Charlottesville sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Colonial National Historical Park and The Noland Trail. Colonial Williamsburg and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Williamsburg: Historic Christ Church (in Irvington), Hughlett Point Natural Area (in Reedville) and Essex County Museum and Historical Society (in Tappahannock). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 25th (Fri) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Historic Jamestowne, examine the collection at The Mariners' Museum and Park, admire the masterpieces at DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, and step aboard Jamestown Settlement.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg trip planner.

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. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Williamsburg when traveling from Charlottesville in October, with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme 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.
Get in touch with nature at Virginia Beach and Cape Charles Beach. Let the collections at Military Aviation Museum and Chrysler Museum of Art capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge (in Cape Charles), Norfolk (Weyanoke Bird and Wildflower Sanctuary & The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio) and Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum (in Hampton). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, identify plant and animal life at First Landing State Park, wander the streets of Town Center, and get outside with Matador Sport Fishing Charters.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Virginia Beach trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Chincoteague Island

— 6 nights
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Step out of the city life by going to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Appreciate the collections at Chincoteague Bay Field Station and Beebe Ranch. Explore Chincoteague Island's surroundings by going to Eastern Shore Railway Museum (in Parksley) and Onancock (Hopkins & Bros. Store & Ker Place). The adventure continues: get outside with Donald J. Leonard, let little ones run wild at Chincoteague Veteran's Memorial Park, visit a coastal fixture at Assateague Lighthouse, and make a trip to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island online trip maker.

Getting from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In November in Chincoteague Island, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Arlington

— 7 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.
Let the collections at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and National Museum of the Marine Corps capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Vernon Trail and Audubon Naturalist Society Rust Nature Sanctuary. Get out of town with these interesting Arlington side-trips: Effingham Manor Winery (in Nokesville), Gari Melchers Home and Studio (in Falmouth) and George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, view the masterpieces at Torpedo Factory Art Center, identify plant and animal life at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Falls Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to 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 November, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Let the collections at Shenandoah Valley Cultural Heritage Museum at The Edinburg Mill and R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Luray Caverns and Kennedy Peak Hike. Get out of town with these interesting Luray side-trips: Buzzard Rock North (in Front Royal), Desert Rose Ranch & Winery (in Hume) and Rappahannock Cellars (in Huntly). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper Fox Distillery, do a tasting at Mediterranean Cellars, and tour the pleasant surroundings at White Oak Canyon Trail.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Luray road trip planner.

Getting from Arlington to Luray by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Arlington in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 35°F in Luray. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park

— 7 nights
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Get in touch with nature at Skyline Drive and Appalachian Trail. Let the collections at Augusta Military Academy Museum and Black Bear Art Studio capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shenandoah National Park: Brix and Columns Vineyards (in McGaheysville), Camera Heritage Museum (in Staunton) and Glass House Winery (in Free Union). And it doesn't end there: trek along Old Rag Mountain Hike, do a tasting at Stone Mountain Vineyards, work some fitness into your day at Limberlost Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Elkwallow Picnic Area.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Shenandoah National Park trip site.

Traveling by car from Luray to Shenandoah National Park takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Shenandoah National Park can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wineries

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.