9 days in Virginia Itinerary

9 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia trip planner

Make it your trip
— 1 night
Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
— 1 night



— 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.
On the 13th (Sat), stroll around Shirlington Dog Park and then appreciate the history behind Air Force Memorial.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Arlington trip itinerary builder app.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Arlington. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Parks

Chincoteague Island

— 1 night
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
On the 15th (Mon), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Chincoteague Island tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Arlington to Chincoteague Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Virginia Beach

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chesapeake Bay Distillery, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip planner.

Getting from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Childrens Museums

Side Trip


— 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Colonial Williamsburg. Change things up with a short trip to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Hampton (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement, cool off at Water Country USA, putt your heart out at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg trip planning site.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip


— 1 night


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 21st (Sun), enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, then contemplate the long history of The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, and finally view the masterpieces at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Williamsburg to Charlottesville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Charlottesville can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Virginia travel guide

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.