7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

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7 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Appleton
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Arlington
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Appleton

3
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Jennie Wade House and Arlington National Cemetery. Let the collections at Gettysburg Museum of History and National Museum of the Marine Corps capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly), Luray Caverns (in Luray) and Gettysburg National Cemetery (in Gettysburg). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Arlington trip builder .

Appleton to Arlington is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Appleton to Arlington is 1 hour. Traveling from Appleton in September, things will get a bit warmer in Arlington: highs are around 82°F and lows about 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Luray Caverns, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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Gettysburg Museum of History ©
Gettysburg Museum of History
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Jennie Wade House ©
Jennie Wade House

3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Historic Jamestowne and Governor's Palace. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Currituck Banks Reserve and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore Virginia Beach's surroundings by going to Jamestown Settlement (in Williamsburg) and Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum (in Corolla). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Virginia Beach trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Arlington to Virginia Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. September in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Corolla
Highlights from your plan
Currituck Banks Reserve ©
Currituck Banks Reserve
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

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