8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Virginia Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
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
Fly:  3​h
End: Newark

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

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Newark to Virginia Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums

Side Trip

Chrysler Museum of Art
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Chrysler Museum of Art ©
Chrysler Museum of Art
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

3
nights
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.
Explore Williamsburg's surroundings by going to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (in Richmond) and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, take an in-depth tour of Historic Jamestowne, explore the world behind art at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, and step aboard Jamestown Settlement.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Williamsburg online trip maker .

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

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.
On the 5th (Sat), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire the striking features of University of Virginia, then experience rural life at Carter Mountain Orchard, and finally admire the natural beauty at Monticello.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Charlottesville trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Williamsburg to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Williamsburg in October, Charlottesville is a bit cooler at night with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Luray.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks
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Monticello ©
Monticello
Carter Mountain Orchard ©
Carter Mountain Orchard
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): trek along Stony Man Mountain Hike, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper Fox Distillery, then explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns, and finally snap pictures at Meems Bottom Covered Bridge.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Luray road trip planning website .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Copper Fox Distillery, Meems Bottom Covered Bridge
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Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook
Meems Bottom Covered Bridge ©
Meems Bottom Covered Bridge

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 7th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, then make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, and finally see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Marine Corps, admire the landmark architecture of George Washington's Mount Vernon, and then contemplate the long history of Old Town.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Arlington driving holiday site .

Getting from Luray to Arlington by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Luray in October, Arlington is a bit warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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