7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Virginia Beach
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Virginia Beach — 1 night

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.
On the 21st (Sun), get outside with Outdoor Activities, then explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art, and then sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Co.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip planner.

Denver to Virginia Beach is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Denver to Virginia Beach, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in August, Virginia Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.
Museums · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
Side Trip

Williamsburg — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, cool off at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and then make a splash at Water Country USA. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Historic Jamestowne and then get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Williamsburg trip planner.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Charlottesville.
Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Charlottesville — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monticello.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Charlottesville online trip planner.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Williamsburg in August, expect Charlottesville to be little chillier, temps between 84°F and 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Luray.
Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Luray — 1 night

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 26th (Fri): trek along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Luray Caverns.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Luray trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Luray in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Luray can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Arlington.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Arlington — 1 night

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, and then stroll around Gravelly Point Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Arlington road trip app.

Drive from Luray to Arlington in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Luray in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Arlington, with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Parks

Virginia travel guide

History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
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.