11 days in Virginia Itinerary

11 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
2
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
4
Damascus
— 1 night
5
Shenandoah National Park
— 1 night
6
Luray
— 1 night
7
Arlington
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum, go for a walk through Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Memorial, then sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, and finally push the limits with iFLY Va Beach Indoor Skydiving.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Virginia Beach day trip planning app.

Norfolk to Virginia Beach is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Williamsburg: Newport News (The Noland Trail & The Mariners' Museum & Park). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, witness the site of a historic battle at Nelson House, take an in-depth tour of Historic Jamestowne, and step aboard Jamestown Settlement.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Williamsburg journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Newport News, Nelson House
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
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 24th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Monticello, then view the masterpieces at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, and then experience rural life at Carter Mountain Orchard.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville trip planner.

Drive from Williamsburg to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Williamsburg in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Charlottesville, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Monticello ©
Monticello
Carter Mountain Orchard ©
Carter Mountain Orchard
C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery ©
C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery

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Damascus

Damascus ©
Damascus is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States. On the 25th (Sun), trek along Appalachian Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Adventure Damascus, and then trek along Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Damascus sightseeing planner.

Getting from Charlottesville to Damascus by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Damascus

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Appalachian Trail
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Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail ©
Adventure Damascus ©
Adventure Damascus

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): hike along Limberlost Trail and then stroll through Skyline Drive.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Shenandoah National Park trip builder.

Getting from Damascus to Shenandoah National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In October, daytime highs in Shenandoah National Park are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Luray.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Limberlost Trail ©
Limberlost Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper Fox Distillery, then trek along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, then take a pleasant ride with Jordan Hollow Stables, and finally Head underground at Luray Caverns.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Luray trip maker tool.

Getting from Shenandoah National Park to Luray by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October in Luray, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Copper Fox Distillery, Jordan Hollow Stables
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Jordan Hollow Stables ©
Jordan Hollow Stables
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook

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Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
On the 28th (Wed), wander the streets of Old Town, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and finally make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and then test your team's savvy at Escape Room Herndon.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Arlington sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Luray to Arlington in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and subway. Traveling from Luray in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 54°F in Arlington. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

National Museum of the Marine Corps, Old Town, Escape Room Herndon, 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

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