9 days in Virginia & West Virginia Itinerary

9 days in Virginia & West Virginia Itinerary

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Arlington
— 1 night
2
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
3
Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
4
Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
5
Weston
— 1 night

1
night
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of Saint Mary and then stroll the grounds of Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Arlington road trip planning tool.

Memphis to Arlington is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Arlington. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Alexandria, Hidden Oaks Nature Center
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Hidden Oaks Nature Center ©
Hidden Oaks Nature Center

3
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Colonial Williamsburg and Governor's Palace are in your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA. Step out of Williamsburg to go to Newport News and see The Noland Trail, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement.

To plan Williamsburg vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Arlington to Williamsburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Williamsburg are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Noland Trail
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and then grab your bike and head to Bike Depot. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): enjoy some diversion at Chincoteague Veteran's Memorial Park, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then head outdoors with Donald J. Leonard.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island trip planner.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Chincoteague Island in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Williamsburg, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Chincoteague Island, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

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

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night
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): trek along Appalachian National Scenic Trail, take some stellar pictures from The Point, and then contemplate the long history of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Harpers Ferry trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Chincoteague Island to Harpers Ferry in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Chincoteague Island in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Harpers Ferry, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Weston.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Appalachian National Scenic Trail ©
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
The Point ©
The Point

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night
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 1st (Sat), look for gifts at Appalachian Glass and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Weston tour builder website.

You can drive from Harpers Ferry to Weston in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Harpers Ferry in July: highs in Weston hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Appalachian Glass ©
Appalachian Glass

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