11 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Luray — 1 night

Cabin Capital of Virginia

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.
On the 4th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Hawksbill Mountain and then trek along Stony Man Mountain Overlook. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns, then head outdoors with Raptor Hill Falconry, and then admire all the interesting features of Skyline Drive.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Luray trip planning app.

London, UK to Luray is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from London in April, expect nights in Luray to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.
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Williamsburg — 3 nights

Colonial Capital

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.
Family-friendly places like Colonial Williamsburg and Historic Jamestowne will thrill your kids. When in Williamsburg, make a side trip to see The Noland Trail in Newport News, approximately Newport News away. And it doesn't end there: take a tour of Jamestown Settlement, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Colonial National Historical Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and make a trip to St. George Tucker House.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Williamsburg online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Luray to Williamsburg by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Luray in April, expect Williamsburg to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia Beach.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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Virginia Beach — 1 night

The Resort City

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 9th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Virginia Beach tour builder tool.

Getting from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chincoteague Island.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Chincoteague Island — 2 nights

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
On the 10th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Chincoteague Bay Field Station, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Depot, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chincoteague Island online vacation maker.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Virginia Beach, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Chincoteague Island, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Arlington.
Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Arlington — 3 nights

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
On the 12th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and then appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Basilica of Saint Mary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Vernon Trail, then see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Little Library.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Arlington trip builder website.

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Arlington in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and subway. In April, daytime highs in Arlington are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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Virginia travel guide

Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Gardens
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.