8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Arlington
— 1 night
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Luray
— 1 night
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night

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Arlington

Arlington ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, and finally contemplate the long history of Little Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps, then see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and then examine the collection at NRA National Firearms Museum.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Arlington online trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Arlington is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and subway; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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Luray

Luray ©

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.
On the 13th (Tue), sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery, trek along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, then take a pleasant ride with Jordan Hollow Stables, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Luray itinerary tool.

You can drive from Arlington to Luray in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Arlington in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 48°F in Luray. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Jordan Hollow Stables ©
Jordan Hollow Stables
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook

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Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Carter Mountain Orchard and then contemplate the long history of Monticello.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Charlottesville trip app.

Traveling by car from Luray to Charlottesville takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Charlottesville can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello
Carter Mountain Orchard ©
Carter Mountain Orchard

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Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©

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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 17th (Sat) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, step aboard Jamestown Settlement, look for gifts at Quirks of Art, and browse the exhibits of Historic Jamestowne.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Williamsburg online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Charlottesville in October, Williamsburg is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

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Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©

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 18th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum, then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Virginia Beach holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

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