9 days in Virginia Itinerary

9 days in Virginia Itinerary

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9 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Arlington
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Smithfield
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Winchester
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h
End: New York City

2
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Explore Arlington's surroundings by going to Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Air Force Memorial, stroll through Mount Vernon Trail, and get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Arlington driving holiday planning website .

New York City to Arlington is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Arlington are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

George Washington's Mount Vernon, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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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

2
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.
On the 9th (Mon), cool off at Water Country USA. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Historic Jamestowne, then steep yourself in history at George Wythe House, then steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Williamsburg trip planner .

Getting from Arlington to Williamsburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. September in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Smithfield.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Governor's Palace ©
Governor's Palace

1
night
Smithfield

Smithfield ©
Smithfield is a town in Isle of Wight County, in the South Hampton Roads subregion of the Hampton Roads region of Virginia in the United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): walk around The Mariners' Museum & Park, then take an in-depth tour of Isle of Wight County Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, and finally walk around Windsor Castle Park.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Smithfield trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Williamsburg to Smithfield in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Smithfield can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Winchester.

Things to do in Smithfield

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Mariners' Museum & Park
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St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Windsor Castle Park ©
Windsor Castle Park
The Mariners' Museum & Park ©
The Mariners' Museum & Park

3
nights
Winchester

Winchester ©
Winchester is an independent city located in the northwestern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Change things up with these side-trips from Winchester: Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park), The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum (in Luray) and Harpers Ferry (Harpers Ferry National Historical Park & The Point). The adventure continues: wander the wide-open spaces of Rocking S Ranch, get lost in a book at Handley Regional Library, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, and examine the collection at Virginia Museum of Veiled History.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Winchester day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Smithfield to Winchester takes 4 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Smithfield in September since evenings lows in Winchester dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a bus back home.

Things to do in Winchester

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry, Skyline Drive, The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum
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Rocking S Ranch ©
Rocking S Ranch
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©

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