9 days in Virginia Itinerary

9 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
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Luray
— 1 night
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Arlington
— 1 night

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Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island ©
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 6th (Thu): head outdoors with Donald J. Leonard and then see majestic marine mammals with Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

For photos and more tourist information, use the Chincoteague Island itinerary planner.

Charleston to Chincoteague Island is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. In May, Chincoteague Island is slightly colder than Charleston - with highs of 72°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours ©
Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

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Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©

The Resort City

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Military Aviation Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach day trip website.

Traveling by car from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

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Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Williamsburg: St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield) and The Mariners' Museum & Park (in Newport News). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, get a taste of the local shopping with Silver Hand Meadery, explore the galleries of Historic Jamestowne, and take a tour of Jamestown Settlement.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Williamsburg trip planner.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©

Hoo-Ville

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, then steep yourself in history at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, and then don't miss a visit to Canal Basin Square.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Charlottesville trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Williamsburg to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Luray.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello
Canal Basin Square ©
Canal Basin Square

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Luray

Luray ©

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 13th (Thu): trek along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, then take a pleasant ride with Jordan Hollow Stables, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at River Hill Wine & Spirits, and finally Head underground at Luray Caverns.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Luray day trip planning app.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Luray in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Arlington.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook
Jordan Hollow Stables ©
Jordan Hollow Stables

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Arlington

Arlington ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take a stroll through Old Town, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Arlington travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Luray to Arlington takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Traveling from Luray in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 58°F in Arlington. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Old Town ©
Old Town

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