8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Syracuse
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Arlington
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Luray
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  6 h
End: Syracuse

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Little Library and then see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Arlington trip itinerary builder.

Syracuse to Arlington is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Syracuse in April; daily highs in Arlington reach 68°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Little Library, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): trek along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, trek along Kennedy Peak Hike, and then explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Luray online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Arlington to Luray takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Luray when traveling from Arlington in April, with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Colonial Parkway, then hike along The Noland Trail, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Williamsburg trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Luray to Williamsburg by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Luray in April, expect Williamsburg to be somewhat warmer, temps between 73°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, The Noland Trail, Colonial Parkway
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement
The Noland Trail ©
The Noland Trail

2
nights
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 9th (Thu), get curious at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, then learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, and then sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach trip maker tool .

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In April in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Chrysler Museum of Art
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Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

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 11th (Sat): walk around Chincoteague Veteran's Memorial Park and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Virginia Beach in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Chincoteague Island: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Chincoteague Veteran's Memorial Park ©
Chincoteague Veteran's Memorial Park

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