7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

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7 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Arlington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Luray
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: New York City

1
night
Arlington

Arlington ©
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 23rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and then appreciate the history behind Air Force Memorial. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, then wander the streets of Old Town, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Arlington trip tool .

New York City to Arlington is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Old Town
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Tue), hike along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery, then have some family-friendly fun at The Garden Maze, and finally Head underground at Luray Caverns.

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You can drive from Arlington to Luray in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Luray when traveling from Arlington in August, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Copper Fox Distillery
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Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook
Copper Fox Distillery ©
Copper Fox Distillery

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Wed), deepen your understanding at University of Virginia, relax in the rural setting at Carter Mountain Orchard, then steep yourself in history at Monticello, and finally view the masterpieces at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville trip planner .

Getting from Luray to Charlottesville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. In August, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Monticello ©
Monticello
Carter Mountain Orchard ©
Carter Mountain Orchard
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): step aboard Jamestown Settlement, contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Historic Jamestowne and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Williamsburg driving holiday planning site .

You can drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): appreciate the history behind King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, then examine the collection at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Virginia Beach road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

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