31 days in Virginia Itinerary

31 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia holiday planner
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Williamsburg
— 4 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 4 nights
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Chincoteague Island
— 3 nights
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Arlington
— 4 nights
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Luray
— 4 nights
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Shenandoah National Park
— 3 nights
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Charlottesville
— 4 nights
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Bedford
— 1 night
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Abingdon
— 3 nights
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Williamsburg — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Williamsburg side-trips: Newport News (The Mariners' Museum & Park & The Noland Trail) and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg, steep yourself in history at Bassett Hall, step aboard Jamestown Settlement, and explore the galleries of Historic Jamestowne.

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Atlanta to Williamsburg is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. October in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Virginia Beach — 4 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.
When in Virginia Beach, make a side trip to see Armed Forces Memorial in Norfolk, approximately Norfolk away. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, relax in the rural setting at New Earth Farm, brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chincoteague Island.
Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Childrens Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:

Chincoteague Island — 3 nights

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. There's lots more to do: do sightseeing your way with Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours, make a trip to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, grab your bike and head to Bike Depot, and head outdoors with Donald J. Leonard.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Chincoteague Island attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Chincoteague Island are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Arlington.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trip
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Arlington — 4 nights

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Venture out of the city with trips to Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Old Town, appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, and step off the mainland to explore Theodore Roosevelt Island Park.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Arlington vacation planner.

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 October, daytime highs in Arlington are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Luray.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trips
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Luray — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Luray side-trips: Showalter Orchard & Greenhouse (in Timberville), Shenandoah Valley Cultural Heritage Museum at The Edinburg Mill (in Edinburg) and Winchester (Marker-Miller Orchards & Rocking S Ranch). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Luray Caverns, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stony Man Mountain Overlook, relax in the rural setting at Mt. Crawford Creamery, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Luray online trip builder.

You can drive from Arlington to Luray in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Arlington in October since evenings lows in Luray dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Shenandoah National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:

Shenandoah National Park — 3 nights

Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shenandoah National Park: SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts (in Elkton) and Grand Caverns (in Grottoes). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Skyline Drive, stroll through Old Rag Mountain Hike, take in the awesome beauty at Hawksbill Mountain, and hike along Limberlost Trail.

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Drive from Luray to Shenandoah National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Charlottesville.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:

Charlottesville — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Charlottesville: Appomattox Court House National Historical Park (in Appomattox), Virginia Military Institute (in Lexington) and Natural Bridge State Park (in Natural Bridge). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Monticello, steep yourself in history at James Madison's Montpelier, and relax in the rural setting at Open Gate Farm.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Charlottesville trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Shenandoah National Park to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Charlottesville can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bedford.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:

Bedford — 1 night

Bedford is an incorporated town and former independent city located within Bedford County in the U.S. state of Virginia. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at A.J. Gross & Sons Orchard, pause for some photo ops at National D-Day Memorial, and then get to know the fascinating history of Historic Centertown Bedford.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bedford sightseeing site.

Getting from Charlottesville to Bedford by car takes about 2 hours. In October in Bedford, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Abingdon.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Abingdon — 3 nights

Abingdon is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States, southwest of Roanoke. Change things up with a short trip to Grayson Highlands State Park in Mouth of Wilson (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: hike along Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail, explore by horseback at Virginia Creeper Trail Club, stroll through The Channels Natural Area Preserve, and take in the exciting artwork at The Art Depot.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Abingdon online travel route planner.

Getting from Bedford to Abingdon by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:

Virginia travel guide

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History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
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.