9 days in Virginia & Salisbury Itinerary

9 days in Virginia & Salisbury Itinerary

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9 days in Virginia & Salisbury Itinerary

Start: Ocean City
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Virginia Beach
— Few hours
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
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Arlington
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Salisbury
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
End: Ocean City

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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 22nd (Fri), sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach attractions planning site .

Ocean City to Virginia Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In November, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

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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.
Step out of Williamsburg with an excursion to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond--about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, find something for the whole family at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and get engrossed in the history at Historic Jamestowne.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Williamsburg trip builder .

Getting from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. November in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): look for gifts at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Monticello, then relax in the rural setting at Carter Mountain Orchard, and finally deepen your understanding at University of Virginia.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Charlottesville trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Williamsburg to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Williamsburg in November, plan for little chillier nights in Charlottesville, with lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello
Carter Mountain Orchard ©
Carter Mountain Orchard
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper Fox Distillery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stony Man Mountain Overlook, then take in nature's colorful creations at Birdsong Pleasure Garden, and finally Head underground at Luray Caverns.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Luray driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Charlottesville to Luray in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in November, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Copper Fox Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook
Birdsong Pleasure Garden ©
Birdsong Pleasure Garden

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Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
On the 28th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Old Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at National Museum of the Marine Corps, see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Aslin Brewery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Arlington trip planner .

Traveling by car from Luray to Arlington takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Luray in November since evenings lows in Arlington dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Salisbury.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Aslin Brewery, Old Town
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

1
night
Salisbury

Salisbury ©
Salisbury is a city in and the county seat of Wicomico County, Maryland, United States, and the largest city in the state's Eastern Shore region. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): examine the collection at Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame Museum, then see the interesting displays at Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, and then let little ones run wild at Ben's Red Swings Community Playground.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Salisbury online travel planner .

Getting from Arlington to Salisbury by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Salisbury

Museums Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art ©
Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
Ben's Red Swings Community Playground ©

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