8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
Drive:  30​min
1
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Arlington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Luray
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Marion
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Norfolk

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 11th (Sat), explore the galleries of Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, stroll through Virginia Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art, and then sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Virginia Beach trip planner.

Norfolk to Virginia Beach is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also do a combination of tram and 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 12th (Sun) 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 ©
Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

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 13th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Depot and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Virginia Beach in April, you will find days in Chincoteague Island are a bit cooler (64°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Arlington.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©

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 14th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Old Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

Plan trip to Arlington with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Chincoteague Island to Arlington takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Old Town ©
Old Town

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): trek along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, then hike along Kennedy Peak Hike, and then explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Luray travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Arlington to Luray in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from Arlington in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 43°F in Luray. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Marion.

Things to do in Luray

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

1
night
Marion

Marion ©
Marion is a town in Smyth County, Virginia, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hungry Mother State Park. On the 16th (Thu), walk around Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, then browse for treasures at The Past Time Antique Emporium, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hungry Mother State Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Marion trip planner.

You can drive from Luray to Marion in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Marion can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Marion

Parks Shopping Nature
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Hungry Mother State Park ©
Hungry Mother State Park
Mount Rogers National Recreation Area ©
The Past Time Antique Emporium ©
The Past Time Antique Emporium

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.
On the 17th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg and then stroll through The Noland Trail. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement and then make a splash at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Williamsburg vacation tool .

Traveling by car from Marion to Williamsburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April, Williamsburg is somewhat warmer than Marion - with highs of 73°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Noland Trail
Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement
The Noland Trail ©
The Noland Trail

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