13 days in Virginia Itinerary

13 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia holiday planner
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Arlington
— 1 night
Drive
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Winchester
— 1 night
Drive
3
Luray
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
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Arlington — 1 night

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, then stop by Old Town, and finally look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Alexandria. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

Make your Arlington itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Greenville to Arlington is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August in Arlington, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Winchester.
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Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

Winchester — 1 night

Winchester is an independent city located in the northwestern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia. On the 23rd (Tue), examine the collection at Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum, examine the collection at Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters, then wander the wide-open spaces of Rocking S Ranch, and finally stop by Marker-Miller Orchards.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Winchester travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Arlington to Winchester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Arlington in August, expect Winchester to be slightly colder, temps between 82°F and 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Luray.
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Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

Luray — 2 nights

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 24th (Wed), Head underground at Grand Caverns, then explore the fascinating underground world of Shenandoah Caverns, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Luray Caverns. On your second day here, cruise along Skyline Drive, take in the awesome beauty at Hawksbill Mountain, and then trek along Stony Man Mountain Overlook.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Luray online journey planner.

You can drive from Winchester to Luray in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Luray can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Charlottesville.
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Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Charlottesville — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia, take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, and then gain insight at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Charlottesville trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Luray to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Williamsburg.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

Williamsburg — 3 nights

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.
Take a break from Williamsburg with a short trip to The Noland Trail in Newport News, about 36 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 27th (Sat) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg, stop by Whitley's Peanut Factory, steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement, and browse the exhibits of Historic Jamestowne.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Charlottesville to Williamsburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chincoteague Island.
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Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Donald J. Leonard Park, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Depot.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chincoteague Island travel tool.

Drive from Williamsburg to Chincoteague Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Williamsburg in August: highs in Chincoteague Island hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.
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Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

Virginia Beach — 2 nights

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.
On the 1st (Thu), observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and finally pause for some photo ops at Norwegian Lady Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Co., and finally don't miss a visit to Scotch and Soda the Lions.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach road trip planning tool.

Getting from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

Virginia travel guide

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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.
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