7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive
3
Luray
— 1 night
Drive
4
Arlington
— 2 nights
Fly

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Williamsburg

— 2 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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 11th (Sun) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, stop by The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg, take an in-depth tour of Historic Jamestowne, and pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg online holiday maker.

New York City to Williamsburg is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Williamsburg: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Charlottesville

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, and then gain insight at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio.

For ratings and tourist information, read Charlottesville trip maker tool.

Getting from Williamsburg to Charlottesville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Charlottesville, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Luray

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Shenandoah Valley Cultural Heritage Museum at The Edinburg Mill, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at River Hill Wine & Spirits, then explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns, and finally stroll through Stony Man Mountain Overlook.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Luray trip itinerary app.

Getting from Charlottesville to Luray by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Arlington

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of Saint Mary, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Mount Vernon Trail, then examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Little Library.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Arlington travel website.

You can drive from Luray to Arlington in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Arlington when traveling from Luray in April, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

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.