8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
2
Natural Bridge
— 1 night
3
Luray
— 1 night
4
Alexandria
— 2 nights
5
Virginia Beach
— 1 night

2
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.
Do your shopping at Williamsburg Art Gallery and The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg. Colonial Williamsburg and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Historic Jamestowne, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yorktown Beach, revel in the low prices at Williamsburg Premium Outlets, and take a tour of Jamestown Settlement.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Williamsburg trip builder app.

Newport News to Williamsburg is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. August in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Natural Bridge.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Yorktown Beach, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum

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night
Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge is an unincorporated community in Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Dinosaur Kingdom II, stop by Layne's Country Store, then Head underground at Caverns At Natural Bridge, and finally make a trip to Natural Bridge State Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Natural Bridge holiday builder website.

Getting from Williamsburg to Natural Bridge by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Williamsburg in August, things will get a bit cooler in Natural Bridge: highs are around 71°F and lows about 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Luray.

Things to do in Natural Bridge

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Layne's Country Store
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Natural Bridge State Park ©
Natural Bridge State Park
Layne's Country Store ©
Layne's Country Store
Caverns At Natural Bridge ©
Caverns At Natural Bridge

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.
On the 5th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns, then get a taste of the local shopping with Warehouse Art Gallery, then stroll through Limberlost Trail, and finally sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Luray travel route builder.

Getting from Natural Bridge to Luray by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Natural Bridge in August, expect Luray to be somewhat warmer, temps between 83°F and 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Copper Fox Distillery, Limberlost Trail
Highlights from your plan
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Limberlost Trail ©
Limberlost Trail
Copper Fox Distillery ©
Copper Fox Distillery

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the long history of George Washington's Mount Vernon, then view the masterpieces at Torpedo Factory Art Center, and then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Marine Corps, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To see photos and tourist information, read our Alexandria attractions planner.

You can drive from Luray to Alexandria in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Alexandria when traveling from Luray in August, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Arlington, George Washington's Mount Vernon, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Museum of the Marine Corps

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, then sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, then stop by Mermaid Factory, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach day trip planning site.

Fly from Alexandria to Virginia Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company

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