15 days in Virginia Itinerary

15 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
2
Virginia Beach
— 4 nights
3
Williamsburg
— 4 nights
4
Charlottesville
— 3 nights
5
Luray
— 1 night
6
Arlington
— 1 night

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Assateague Lighthouse, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Depot, and then see majestic marine mammals with Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chincoteague Island itinerary planning tool.

New York City to Chincoteague Island is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August in Chincoteague Island, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Assateague Lighthouse
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Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours ©
Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Assateague Lighthouse ©
Assateague Lighthouse

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Virginia Beach Boardwalk and Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium, kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip itinerary site.

Drive from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Chrysler Museum of Art
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Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center ©
The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium ©
The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium

4
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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.
Kids will enjoy Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, explore the galleries of Historic Jamestowne, look for gifts at Quirks of Art, and whizz through the canopy at Go Ape Zipline & Adventure Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Williamsburg road trip planning tool.

Getting from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. August in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Tyndall's Point Park
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Saunders-Monticello Trail, Historic Downtown Mall and James Monroe's Highland. Bring the kids along to Monticello and Amazement Square. Venture out of the city with trips to Canal Basin Square (in Scottsville), Old Rag Mountain Hike (in Shenandoah National Park) and Sandy River Outdoor Adventures (in Rice). There's still lots to do: trot along with Mountaintop Ranch Wilderness Trail Rides, contemplate the long history of The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, and stop by SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts.

Before you visit Charlottesville, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Williamsburg in August, things will get little chillier in Charlottesville: highs are around 84°F and lows about 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Elkton, Amazement Square, Canal Basin Square, Old Rag Mountain Hike, Sandy River Outdoor Adventures
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Sandy River Outdoor Adventures ©
Sandy River Outdoor Adventures
Amazement Square ©
Amazement Square
SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts ©
SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts

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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 4th (Fri): trek along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, then trot along with Jordan Hollow Stables, then see the interesting displays at Cooter's in Luray, and finally take in breathtaking views at Luray Caverns.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Luray road trip planner.

Drive from Charlottesville to Luray in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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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night
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 5th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, then make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, and finally make a splash at Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Arlington trip itinerary planning app.

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 September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Arlington, with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole ©
Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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