60 days in Virginia Itinerary

60 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Abingdon
— 5 nights
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Charlottesville
— 7 nights
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Shenandoah National Park
— 6 nights
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Luray
— 7 nights
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Winchester
— 6 nights
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Arlington
— 6 nights
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Chincoteague Island
— 6 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 8 nights
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Williamsburg
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Abingdon — 5 nights

Abingdon is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States, southwest of Roanoke. Bring the kids along to Fort Chiswell Animal Park and Creation Kingdom Zoo. Explore Abingdon's surroundings by going to Grayson Highlands State Park (in Mouth of Wilson), Hungry Mother State Park (in Marion) and South Holston River Company (in Bristol). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail, hike along Virginia Creeper Trail Club, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Tunnel State Park, and take an in-depth tour of The Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Abingdon route planner.

Atlanta to Abingdon is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Atlanta in July, expect Abingdon to be slightly colder, temps between 84°F and 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.
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Charlottesville — 7 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.
Attractions like Monticello and Virginia Safari Park make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Charlottesville's surroundings by going to Natural Bridge State Park (in Natural Bridge), Lexington (University Chapel & Galleries & Virginia Military Institute) and Lynchburg (Lynchburg Museum & Visitor Services, Lynchburg Community Market, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind National D-Day Memorial, contemplate the long history of The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, relax in the rural setting at Carter Mountain Orchard, and admire the majestic nature at James River State Park.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Abingdon to Charlottesville by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In July, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Shenandoah National Park.
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Shenandoah National Park — 6 nights

Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Attractions like Hawksbill Mountain and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shenandoah National Park: Grand Caverns (in Grottoes) and Zipline (in McGaheysville). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, take in the awesome beauty at Pinnacles, tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Rag Mountain Hike, and hike along Mary's Rock Summit Trail.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Shenandoah National Park planner.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Shenandoah National Park takes 1.5 hours. In July in Shenandoah National Park, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Luray.
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Luray — 7 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.
Kids will enjoy Luray Caverns and Explore More Discovery Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Luray side-trips: R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery (in Washington), Massanutten Indoor WaterPark (in Massanutten) and Harrisonburg (James Madison University, John C. Wells Planetarium, &more). There's lots more to do: trek along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Massanutten Storybook Trail, and take an in-depth tour of The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Luray online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Shenandoah National Park to Luray takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Winchester.
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Winchester — 6 nights

Winchester is an independent city located in the northwestern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Attractions like Rocking S Ranch and Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Purcellville (The Washington & Old Dominion Trail & Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship), Raven Rocks (in Bluemont) and Royal Horseshoe Farm (in Front Royal). Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, look for gifts at My Neighbor And Me, steep yourself in history at Belle Grove Plantation, and don't miss a visit to Patsy Cline Historic House.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Winchester trip builder.

Drive from Luray to Winchester in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Winchester can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Arlington.
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Arlington — 6 nights

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Kids will enjoy Arlington National Cemetery and Kings Dominion. Get out of town with these interesting Arlington side-trips: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly), Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole (in Reston) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, see the interesting displays at Carlyle House, stroll around Gravelly Point Park, and contemplate the long history of Old Town.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Arlington route planner.

Drive from Winchester to Arlington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Winchester in August, Arlington is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chincoteague Island.
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Chincoteague Island — 6 nights

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Bike Depot, stroll around Donald J. Leonard Park, browse the exhibits of Beebe Ranch, and let little ones run wild at Chincoteague Veteran's Memorial Park.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chincoteague Island trip planning website.

Drive from Arlington to Chincoteague Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Chincoteague Island can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.
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Virginia Beach — 8 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Virginia Beach Boardwalk and Sandbridge Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Virginia Beach side-trips: Bluebird Gap Farm (in Hampton), Norfolk (Town Point Park & Virginia Zoo) and Spas (in Chesapeake). There's lots more to do: get curious at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, let little ones run wild at Grommet Island Park, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Virginia.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Virginia Beach trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Williamsburg.
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Williamsburg — 8 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Jamestown Settlement. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Williamsburg: Newport News (The Mariners' Museum & Park & The Noland Trail) and Windsor Castle Park (in Smithfield). Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Colonial National Historical Park. There's still lots to do: cool off at Water Country USA, get to know the resident critters at Virginia Living Museum, get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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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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