9 days in Virginia & West Virginia Itinerary

9 days in Virginia & West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Arlington
— 1 night
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
Drive
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Weston
— 1 night
Fly

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Arlington

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of Saint Mary and then stroll the grounds of Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Arlington road trip planning tool.

Memphis to Arlington is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Arlington. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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.
Popular historic sites such as Colonial Williamsburg and Governor's Palace are in your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA. Step out of Williamsburg to go to Newport News and see The Noland Trail, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement.

To plan Williamsburg vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Arlington to Williamsburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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 29th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and then grab your bike and head to Bike Depot. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): enjoy some diversion at Chincoteague Veteran's Memorial Park, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then head outdoors with Donald J. Leonard.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island trip planner.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Chincoteague Island in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Williamsburg, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Chincoteague Island, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Harpers Ferry

— 1 night
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): trek along Appalachian National Scenic Trail, take some stellar pictures from The Point, and then contemplate the long history of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Harpers Ferry trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Chincoteague Island to Harpers Ferry in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Chincoteague Island in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Harpers Ferry, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Weston.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Weston

— 1 night
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 1st (Sat), look for gifts at Appalachian Glass and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Weston tour builder website.

You can drive from Harpers Ferry to Weston in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Harpers Ferry in July: highs in Weston hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Virginia travel guide

4.6
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.

West Virginia travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.