8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia attractions planner
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— 1 day
— 3 nights
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Taxi to Salisbury, Fly to Philadelphia


Luray — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): hike along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, take in breathtaking views at Luray Caverns, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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Philadelphia to Luray is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Luray, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Williamsburg — 3 nights

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.
When in Williamsburg, make a side trip to see The Noland Trail in Newport News, approximately Newport News away. And it doesn't end there: cool off at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, take an in-depth tour of Historic Jamestowne, make a trip to Colonial Williamsburg, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

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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. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Williamsburg when traveling from Luray in July, with lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.
Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trip

Virginia Beach — 2 nights

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 13th (Wed): examine the collection at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Sandbridge Beach and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

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Getting from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Chincoteague Island.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Chincoteague Island — 2 nights

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 15th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Depot, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Chincoteague, and then get a tailor-made plan with Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours.

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Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July in Chincoteague Island, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Virginia travel guide

History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
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.