17 days in Virginia Itinerary

17 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Arlington National Cemetery and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Step out of Arlington to go to Chantilly and see Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Theodore Roosevelt Island Park, explore the striking landscape of Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Vernon Trail, and don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Arlington trip planner.

Phoenix to Arlington is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Traveling from Phoenix to Arlington, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in July, expect Arlington to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Mount Vernon Trail ©
Mount Vernon Trail

3
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Luray Caverns and The Garden Maze. Get out of town with these interesting Luray side-trips: Grand Caverns (in Grottoes), Explore More Discovery Museum (in Harrisonburg) and Shenandoah National Park (Old Rag Mountain Hike & Rose River Falls). There's much more to do: trek along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, tour the pleasant surroundings at Massanutten Storybook Trail, and cool off at Massanutten Indoor WaterPark.

Plan trip to Luray with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Arlington to Luray takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Arlington in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Luray, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park, Massanutten Indoor WaterPark, Grand Caverns, Explore More Discovery Museum
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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook

1
night
Damascus

Damascus ©
Damascus is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): hike along Appalachian Trail, gear up at Adventure Damascus, and then hike along Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Damascus online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Luray to Damascus in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Damascus can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Damascus

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Appalachian Trail
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Adventure Damascus ©
Adventure Damascus

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.
Attractions like Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Jamestown Settlement make great kid-friendly stops. When in Williamsburg, make a side trip to see The Noland Trail in Newport News, approximately Newport News away. There's still lots to do: cool off at Water Country USA, contemplate the long history of Historic Jamestowne, look for gifts at R.P. Wallace & Sons General Store, and get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Williamsburg tour planner.

You can drive from Damascus to Williamsburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Damascus in July: high temperatures in Williamsburg hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Noland Trail
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA

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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 26th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Depot and then explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Donald J. Leonard, thenenjoy some diversion at Chincoteague Veteran's Memorial Park, thentake a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally make a trip to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Chincoteague Island trip itinerary site.

Drive from Williamsburg to Chincoteague Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Williamsburg in July: highs in Chincoteague Island hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Chincoteague Veteran's Memorial Park ©
Chincoteague Veteran's Memorial Park

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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.
Family-friendly places like Virginia Beach Boardwalk and Virginia Beach will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, immerse yourself in nature at First Landing State Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chesapeake Bay Distillery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Owl Creek.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Virginia Beach road trip app.

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Children's Museum of Virginia
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Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center ©
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

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