8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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

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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 18th (Fri), hike along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, then take a pleasant ride with Jordan Hollow Stables, and then explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Luray road trip planning app.

Washington DC to Luray is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Washington DC in September since evenings lows in Luray dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): experience rural life at Carter Mountain Orchard, then take in the exciting artwork at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville trip builder app.

Getting from Luray to Charlottesville by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Charlottesville, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Monticello ©
Monticello
Carter Mountain Orchard ©
Carter Mountain Orchard
C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery ©
C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery

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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.
On the 20th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace and then make a trip to Colonial Williamsburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement, steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne, and then stop by Quirks of Art.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Williamsburg online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Williamsburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Williamsburg when traveling from Charlottesville in September, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Memorial, sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, then see the interesting displays at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Breweries & Distilleries
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Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island travel route planning website.

Getting from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Alexandria.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

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Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
On the 24th (Thu), wander the streets of Old Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Air Force Memorial, then grab your bike and head to Mount Vernon Trail, and then admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Alexandria trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Chincoteague Island to Alexandria in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and subway; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Mount Vernon Trail ©
Mount Vernon Trail

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