8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Luray — 1 night

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.
On the 24th (Fri), stroll the grounds of Dean Cemetery, then Head underground at Grand Caverns, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Hill Falconry. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns, hike along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, and then identify plant and animal life at Elkwallow Picnic Area.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Luray trip planner.

Indianapolis to Luray is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. In March, daily temperatures in Luray can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Colonial Williamsburg, then cruise along Colonial Parkway, and then trek along The Noland Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement, then steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Nelson House.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Luray to Williamsburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Luray in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Williamsburg: highs are around 60°F and lows about 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia Beach.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
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Virginia Beach — 2 nights

The Resort City

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): make a trip to Flame of Hope Memorial, immerse yourself in nature at First Landing State Park, then stroll through Virginia Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and then explore the galleries of Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Virginia Beach tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in March, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Chincoteague Island.
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Chincoteague Island — 1 night

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chincoteague Island vacation builder app.

Drive from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Arlington.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Arlington driving holiday site.

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 March in Arlington, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Virginia travel guide

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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.