8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Alexandria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Dallas

3
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Popular historic sites such as Old Town and George Washington's Mount Vernon are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arlington National Cemetery and River Hill Wine & Spirits. Change things up with these side-trips from Alexandria: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly), Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville) and KO Distilling (in Manassas). And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, take an in-depth tour of Ford Orientation Center, and steep yourself in history at Little Library.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Alexandria trip planner .

Dallas to Alexandria is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Alexandria. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dallas in October, with highs in Alexandria at 71°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mount Vernon, Arlington, Luray, Little Library, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

1
night
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 17th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then identify plant and animal life at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Chincoteague Island online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Alexandria to Chincoteague Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colonial Williamsburg and Silver Hand Meadery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Jamestowne and Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chesapeake Bay Distillery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach road trip planner .

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Williamsburg
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

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