8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia tour itinerary planner
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Chincoteague Island
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Shenandoah Caverns, Head underground at Luray Caverns, and then trek along Stony Man Mountain Overlook.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Luray vacation builder site.

Ashburn to Luray is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Abingdon.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Side Trip

Abingdon — 1 night

Abingdon is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States, southwest of Roanoke. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): hike along Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail and then grab your bike and head to Shuttle Shack.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Abingdon journey tool.

Traveling by car from Luray to Abingdon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Williamsburg.
Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip

Williamsburg — 1 night

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 11th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, then cool off at Water Country USA, and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour. On your second day here, take in the history at Yorktown Battlefield, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then cool off at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Williamsburg vacation builder website.

Traveling by flight from Abingdon to Williamsburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Abingdon in July; daily highs in Williamsburg reach 91°F and lows reach 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.
Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Tours · Museums
Side Trip

Virginia Beach — 1 night

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.
To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Virginia Beach road trip planning website.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Chincoteague Island.
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Bike Depot and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chincoteague Island planner.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. July in Chincoteague Island sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Arlington.
Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Arlington — 1 night

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
On the 16th (Sat), examine the collection at Carlyle House, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Great Falls Park.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Arlington travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Chincoteague Island to Arlington by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and subway. In July, daytime highs in Arlington are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.
Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Side Trips

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.