8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Charlottesville
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Charlottesville
— 1 day
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arlington
— 1 night
Drive
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Luray
— 2 nights
Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to Nuremberg

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Charlottesville

— 1 day

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 22nd (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Monticello.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville holiday tool.

Nuremberg, Germany to Charlottesville is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Nuremberg to Charlottesville. In August, Charlottesville is a bit warmer than Nuremberg - with highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, explore the striking landscape of Colonial National Historical Park, and then trek along Tyndall's Point Park. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Historic Jamestowne and then contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Williamsburg travel planner.

Drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Chincoteague Island

— 2 nights
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
On the 25th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Depot, head outdoors with Donald J. Leonard, and then see majestic marine mammals with Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chincoteague Island trip maker site.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Chincoteague Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Williamsburg in August: highs in Chincoteague Island hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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 27th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, then don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Arlington online trip itinerary maker.

You can 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, bus, train, and subway. In August, daytime highs in Arlington are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Luray

— 2 nights

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 28th (Sat): trek along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, then stroll through Kennedy Peak Hike, and then explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Luray attractions planner.

You can drive from Arlington to Luray in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Arlington in August, Luray is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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.