8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
1
Charlottesville
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Arlington
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

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Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
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.
To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville road trip planning site .

Fort Lauderdale to Charlottesville is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Charlottesville, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Monticello ©
Monticello

1
night
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
On the 21st (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Canadian Cross of Sacrifice.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Arlington trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Arlington takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Arlington are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

2
nights
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 22nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chincoteague Island trip tool .

You can drive from Arlington to Chincoteague Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Chincoteague Island are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

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

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.
Attractions like Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Jamestown Settlement make great kid-friendly stops. Colonial Williamsburg and Governor's Palace will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne, pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and look for gifts at The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Chincoteague Island to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Sat), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Virginia Beach travel route builder app .

Drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Childrens Museums Beaches
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

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