15 days in Virginia Itinerary

15 days in Virginia Itinerary

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15 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Grand Junction
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Charlottesville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Arlington
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Grand Junction

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Charlottesville: Shenandoah National Park (Skyline Drive & Old Rag Mountain Hike), Luray (Luray Caverns & Stony Man Mountain Hike) and Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello and admire the striking features of University of Virginia.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville trip planner .

Grand Junction to Charlottesville is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Junction to Charlottesville. Traveling from Grand Junction in July, expect nights in Charlottesville to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 88°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park, Luray, Copper Fox Distillery
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:
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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Monticello ©
Monticello
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns

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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 Williamsburg's surroundings by going to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (in Richmond) and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield). And it doesn't end there: make a splash at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and take a tour of Jamestown Settlement.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Williamsburg itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

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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.
Virginia Beach is known for beaches, zoos & aquariums, adventure, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, see the interesting displays at Military Aviation Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, and sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Virginia Beach tour planning tool .

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Norfolk
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Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Tryfan Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Chincoteague, and then explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July in Chincoteague Island, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museum of Chincoteague ©
Museum of Chincoteague

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Arlington side-trips: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at Pentagon Memorial, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and take a stroll through Old Town.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Arlington driving holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Chincoteague Island to Arlington takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Arlington sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Old Town, George Washington's Mount Vernon, National Museum of the Marine Corps
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
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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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