8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Luray
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Arlington
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Kalamazoo

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.
To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Luray trip itinerary planner .

Kalamazoo to Luray is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also fly. When traveling from Kalamazoo in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Luray, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Luray

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Glen Manor Vineyards
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Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Glen Manor Vineyards ©
Glen Manor Vineyards

2
nights
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 16th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, buy something for everyone on your list at Village at Shirlington, and then take a stroll through Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns and then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Arlington travel route website .

Traveling by car from Luray to Arlington takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and subway. In April in Arlington, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Old Town
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

3
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 18th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg, then take an in-depth tour of Historic Jamestowne, then stop by Wallace's Trading Post, and finally stop by Yankee Candle Company. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement, get some fabulous bargains at Williamsburg Premium Outlets, then hunt for treasures at Yorktown Market Days, and finally admire the striking features of Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Williamsburg attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Arlington to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or do a combination of subway and train. In April, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Yorktown Market Days
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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 20th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Croatan Beach and then kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk and then stroll through Virginia Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach tour planner.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach

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