9 days in Virginia Itinerary

9 days in Virginia Itinerary

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9 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Montgomery
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Arlington
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Luray
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Montgomery

3
nights
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.
Explore Virginia Beach's surroundings by going to Williamsburg (Bounce House & Laser Tag, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Virginia Beach trip itinerary website .

Montgomery to Virginia Beach is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Montgomery to Virginia Beach is 1 hour. When traveling from Montgomery in December, plan for little chillier days in Virginia Beach, with highs around 56°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Arlington.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Williamsburg
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement
Bounce House & Laser Tag ©
Bounce House & Laser Tag

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Inside Ski Training Center. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Old Town, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Arlington tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Virginia Beach to Arlington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Virginia Beach in December, expect nights in Arlington to be about the same, around 37°F, while days are little chillier, around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luray: Monticello (in Charlottesville) and Shenandoah National Park (Appalachian Trail, Old Rag Mountain Hike, & more). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Luray Caverns, see the interesting displays at Shenandoah Caverns - American Celebration on Parade, identify plant and animal life at Elkwallow Picnic Area, and sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Luray trip planning tool .

You can drive from Arlington to Luray in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Luray when traveling from Arlington in January, with lows around 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park, Shenandoah Caverns - American Celebration on Parade, Copper Fox Distillery, Monticello
Highlights from your plan
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

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