8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5​h
1
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Luray
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at First Landing State Park.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach trip builder app .

Minneapolis to Virginia Beach is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Virginia Beach is 1 hour. In July, Virginia Beach is somewhat warmer than Minneapolis - with highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
First Landing State Park ©
First Landing State Park
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Cape Henry Lighthouse ©
Cape Henry Lighthouse

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. Get some historical perspective at Colonial Williamsburg and Moore House. Go for a jaunt from Williamsburg to Newport News to see The Mariners' Museum & Park about 38 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 15th (Mon) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Yankee Candle Company and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yorktown Beach.

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You can drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yorktown, The Mariners' Museum & Park
Highlights from your plan
Yorktown Beach ©
Yorktown Beach
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church ©
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

1
night
Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
On the 18th (Thu), learn about winemaking at King Family Vineyards, then contemplate the long history of James Monroe's Highland, and then admire all the interesting features of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Charlottesville trip maker website .

Drive from Williamsburg to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Williamsburg in July since evenings lows in Charlottesville dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Wineries Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

King Family Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
King Family Vineyards ©
King Family Vineyards
James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland
Monticello ©
Monticello

2
nights
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 19th (Fri): examine the collection at The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stony Man Mountain Hike, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dark Hollow Falls. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns, explore the fascinating underground world of Shenandoah Caverns, and then take in the exciting artwork at Warehouse Art Gallery.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Luray trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Charlottesville to Luray in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. In July in Luray, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Dark Hollow Falls, Shenandoah Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook
Dark Hollow Falls ©
Dark Hollow Falls
Shenandoah Caverns ©
Shenandoah Caverns

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