7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

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7 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly + taxi:  9​h 15​min
1
Chincoteague Island
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Luray
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Arlington
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  6​h
End: Salt Lake City

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day
Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island ©
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Chincoteague Island trip itinerary builder app .

Salt Lake City to Chincoteague Island is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Chincoteague Island, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Chincoteague Island, with lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©

1
night
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 10th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Historic Jamestowne, then contemplate the long history of George Wythe House, then contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

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Getting from Chincoteague Island to Williamsburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church ©
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the striking features of University of Virginia, then savor the flavors at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards, then experience rural life at Carter Mountain Orchard, and finally admire the natural beauty at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Charlottesville day trip planning tool .

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. Expect little chillier evenings in Charlottesville when traveling from Williamsburg in October, with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Luray.

Things to do in Charlottesville

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wineries

Side Trip

Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
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Carter Mountain Orchard ©
Carter Mountain Orchard
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello ©
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards ©
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

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 12th (Fri), stroll through Stony Man Mountain Hike and then explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns.

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Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Luray takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Arlington.

Things to do in Luray

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Stony Man Mountain Hike ©
Stony Man Mountain Hike

2
nights
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 13th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps, and then examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, then admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

For photos and more tourist information, read our Arlington journey planner .

You can drive from Luray to Arlington in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Luray in October since evenings lows in Arlington dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Old Town, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, George Washington's Mount Vernon
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National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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