7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Shenandoah National Park
— 1 day
Drive
2
Schuyler
— 1 night
Drive
3
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Fly
5
Arlington
— 2 nights
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Shenandoah National Park

— 1 day
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Shenandoah National Park trip planner.

Little Rock to Shenandoah National Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Little Rock to Shenandoah National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Little Rock in October, with highs in Shenandoah National Park at 71°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Schuyler.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Schuyler

— 1 night
Schuyler is a census-designated place (CDP) in Nelson County, Virginia, United States, close to Scottsville. Your day by day itinerary now includes Walton's Mountain Museum. On the 25th (Mon), examine the collection at Walton's Mountain Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at The Quarry Gardens, and then relax in the rural setting at Vintage Virginia Apples.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Schuyler trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Shenandoah National Park to Schuyler takes 1.5 hours. October in Schuyler sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Schuyler

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
On the 26th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, and then look for gifts at Quirks of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne and then contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Williamsburg online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Schuyler to Williamsburg takes 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Schuyler in October since evenings lows in Williamsburg dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Virginia Beach

— 1 night

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.
On the 28th (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum, then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Virginia Beach trip planner.

Drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Arlington.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): stop by Old Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Marine Corps, then see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and then get engrossed in the history at NRA National Firearms Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Arlington tour builder.

You can fly from Virginia Beach to Arlington in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Arlington are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Virginia travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Gardens
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.