8 days in Virginia & Minnesota Itinerary

8 days in Virginia & Minnesota Itinerary

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8 days in Virginia & Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Richmond
train:  1​h
1
Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Arlington
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Luray
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Duluth
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Richmond


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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 13th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg and then identify plant and animal life at Weyanoke Bird and Wildflower Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: step aboard Jamestown Settlement, then steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Williamsburg road trip planning app .

Richmond to Williamsburg is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive. In October in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Weyanoke Bird and Wildflower Sanctuary
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chincoteague Island road trip planning website .

You can drive from Williamsburg to Chincoteague Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Chincoteague Island are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Arlington.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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 16th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, then contemplate the long history of The Rising Sun Tavern, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps, and finally examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Arlington sightseeing planning tool .

Drive from Chincoteague Island to Arlington in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper Fox Distillery, then hike along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, and then take in breathtaking views at Luray Caverns.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Luray trip planner .

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. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Arlington in October since evenings lows in Luray dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Duluth.

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

2
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 19th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk, explore the landscape on two wheels at Gooseberry Falls State Park, and then enjoy the sea views from Split Rock Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Congdon Park and then take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Duluth road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Luray to Duluth in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Luray to Duluth is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Luray in October, with highs in Duluth at 55°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Duluth

Outdoors Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Two Harbors
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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Split Rock Lighthouse ©
Split Rock Lighthouse

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