8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia trip maker

Make it your trip
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Arlington
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luray
— 2 nights
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
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Arlington

— 2 nights

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Head to Torpedo Factory Art Center and The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Alexandriafor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Arlington National Cemetery and George Washington's Mount Vernon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Arlington: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and Gallery On Madison (in Middleburg). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, take a stroll through Old Town, and view the masterpieces at artinsights animation and film art gallery.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Arlington trip planner.

Green Bay to Arlington is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Traveling from Green Bay to Arlington, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Green Bay in April, expect Arlington to be somewhat warmer, temps between 68°F and 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Luray

— 2 nights

Cabin Capital of Virginia

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 (Tue): trek along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, get a taste of the local shopping with Shenandoah Valley Artworks, and then stop by Royal Oak Bookshop. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Luray Caverns, then browse the fresh offerings at Hawksbill Trading Company, and then view the masterpieces at Warehouse Art Gallery.

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You can drive from Arlington to Luray in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Arlington in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Luray, with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Luray

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Williamsburg

— 3 nights

Colonial Capital

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.
Visit Colonial Williamsburg and George Wythe House for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Historic Jamestowne and Williamsburg Art Gallery. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 10th (Sat) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement, look for gifts at Wythe Candy and Gourmet Shop, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Williamsburg tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Luray to Williamsburg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Luray in April, with highs in Williamsburg at 73°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
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.