8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
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Luray
— 1 night
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Arlington
— 1 night
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Chincoteague Island

— 1 night
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 10th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Salisbury Zoo, then make a trip to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chincoteague Island travel itinerary planner.

York to Chincoteague Island is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chincoteague Island when traveling from York in April, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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 12th (Mon), learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, examine the collection at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. April in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Bassett Hall and then contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement, contemplate the long history of Historic Jamestowne, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Silver Hand Meadery.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to 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. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Charlottesville

— 1 night

Hoo-Ville

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.
On the 15th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Monticello, don't miss a visit to Les Yeux du Monde, and then steep yourself in history at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Charlottesville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Charlottesville can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks

Luray

— 1 night

Cabin Capital of Virginia

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 16th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Luray Caverns, learn about winemaking at River Hill Wine & Spirits, then admire the natural beauty at Birdsong Pleasure Garden, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Stony Man Mountain Overlook.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Luray online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Luray takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Luray are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Arlington.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Arlington

— 1 night

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.
On the 17th (Sat), wander the streets of Old Town, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and finally make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Arlington trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Luray to Arlington by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Luray in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Arlington, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Virginia travel guide

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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.