7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

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7 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  3​h
1
Arlington
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Luray
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Newark

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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 4th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and then don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Arlington trip planner .

Newark to Arlington is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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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.
Attractions like Bearfence Mountain and Zipline make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Luray side-trips: Shenandoah National Park (Old Rag Mountain Hike & Appalachian Trail). Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Luray Caverns, hike along Stony Man Mountain Hike, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper Fox Distillery, and admire the sheer force of Overall Run Falls.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Luray travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Arlington to Luray takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from Arlington in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Luray, with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park, Copper Fox Distillery
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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): meet the residents at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, stroll through Virginia Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: make a splash at Water Country USA.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach tour itinerary site .

Drive from Luray to Virginia Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Virginia Beach when traveling from Luray in July, with lows around 73°F. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Water Country USA
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Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

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