8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Roanoke
Drive:  3​h
1
Orange
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Alexandria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
End: Roanoke

1
night
Orange

Orange ©
Orange is a town in, and county seat of, Orange County, Virginia, United States. On the 13th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of James Madison Museum and then steep yourself in history at James Madison's Montpelier. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery, sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery, and then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Orange road trip tool .

Roanoke to Orange is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In March, daily temperatures in Orange can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Orange

Nature Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

James Madison's Montpelier, R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery, Skyline Drive, Copper Fox Distillery
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
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 15th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Torpedo Factory Art Center, contemplate the long history of Old Town, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, and finally contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps, and then see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Alexandria online itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Orange to Alexandria takes 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arlington, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, George Washington's Mount Vernon
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Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©

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 (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island trip planner .

You can drive from Alexandria to Chincoteague Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. In March, daytime highs in Chincoteague Island are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colonial Williamsburg and Bassett Hall. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Christ Church and Historic Jamestowne. Change things up with a short trip to Berkeley Plantation in Charles City (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement, tee off at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, and learn about winemaking at Silver Hand Meadery.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg trip planner .

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Williamsburg in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chincoteague Island in March: highs in Williamsburg hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Golf

Side Trips

Berkeley Plantation, Historic Christ Church
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Bassett Hall ©
Bassett Hall

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