61 days in Virginia Itinerary

61 days in Virginia Itinerary

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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
— 8 nights
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Luray
— 6 nights
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Shenandoah National Park
— 7 nights
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Charlottesville
— 9 nights
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Appomattox
— 3 nights
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Abingdon
— 7 nights
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Arlington — 6 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Great Falls Park and Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mount Vernon Trail and Hidden Oaks Nature Center. Explore Arlington's surroundings by going to Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly), George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon) and Rust Sanctuary (in Leesburg). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Catoctin Creek Distillery, grab your bike and head to Conte's Bike Shop, take a stroll through Old Town, and relax and rejuvenate at Origins Thai Spa.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Arlington trip builder tool.

Sacramento to Arlington is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. When traveling from Sacramento in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Arlington, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive 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.
Visiting Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Bike Depot and Black Narrows Brewing. Get out of town with these interesting Chincoteague Island side-trips: Onancock (Ten Good Sheep & Ker Place). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Chincoteague, pause for some photo ops at Robert N. Reed Downtown Waterfront Park, enjoy the sea views from Assateague Lighthouse, and go for a walk through Chincoteague Island Waterman's Memorial.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chincoteague Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arlington to Chincoteague Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and taxi. In April in Chincoteague Island, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.
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Virginia Beach — 8 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to First Landing State Park and Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Get outdoors at Zipline and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Explore Virginia Beach's surroundings by going to Cape Charles (Kiptopeke State Park, Cape Charles Beach, &more), Weyanoke Bird and Wildflower Sanctuary (in Norfolk) and Savage Neck Dunes Dunes Natural Area Preserve (in Eastville). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Co., admire the natural beauty at Norfolk Botanical Garden, get a sense of history and politics at Virginia Capitol Building, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Beach.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach tour itinerary website.

Getting from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. May in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.
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Williamsburg — 8 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.
Visiting Boat Tours & Water Sports and Newport News Park will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Colonial National Historical Park and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. 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 19th (Fri) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at York River State Park, kick back and relax at Yorktown Beach, sample the tasty concoctions at Alewerks Brewing Company, and learn about winemaking at Williamsburg Winery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Luray.
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Luray — 6 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stony Man Mountain Overlook and Skyline Caverns. Visiting Luray Hawksbill Greenway and Zipline will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Luray: Rappahannock Cellars (in Huntly), Endless Caverns (in New Market) and Bryce Resort (in Basye). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns, examine the collection at Virginia Museum of the Civil War, awaken your taste buds at White Oak Lavender Farm & The Purple WOLF Vineyard, and look for all kinds of wild species at Birdsong Pleasure Garden.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Luray itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Luray in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Williamsburg in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Luray, with lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Shenandoah National Park.
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Shenandoah National Park — 7 nights

Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Caverns and Hawksbill Mountain. Explore hidden gems such as Old Rag Mountain Hike and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts (in Elkton), Moss Vineyards (in Dyke) and Brix and Columns Vineyards (in McGaheysville). There's much more to do: hike along Appalachian Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mary's Rock Summit Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Bearfence Mountain, and identify plant and animal life at Elkwallow Picnic Area.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Shenandoah National Park road trip planner.

Drive from Luray to Shenandoah National Park in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Shenandoah National Park can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.
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Charlottesville — 9 nights

Hoo-Ville

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Beer Tastings & Tours and Falling Springs Waterfall. Escape the urban bustle at Saunders-Monticello Trail and Balloon Rides. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charlottesville: Douthat State Park (in Clifton Forge), Crabtree Falls (in Wintergreen) and Bold Rock Hard Cider (in Nellysford). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Peaks of Otter Visitor Center, contemplate the long history of James Madison's Montpelier, do a tasting at King Family Vineyards, and stroll through Monticello.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville trip planner.

Drive from Shenandoah National Park to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Appomattox.
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Appomattox — 3 nights

Appomattox is a town in Appomattox County, Virginia, United States. Visiting Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and High Bridge Trail State Park will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as McLean House and Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Appomattox: Loose Shoe Brewing Company (in Amherst) and James River State Park (in Gladstone). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox and don't miss a visit to Appomattox Station Battlefield Park.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Appomattox trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Charlottesville to Appomattox in 1.5 hours. In June in Appomattox, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Abingdon.
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Abingdon — 7 nights

Abingdon is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States, southwest of Roanoke. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail and Hungry Mother State Park. Escape the urban bustle at Grayson Highlands State Park and Shuttle Shack. Venture out of the city with trips to Jo Jo's Attic (in Wytheville), Whitetop Mountain (in Mouth of Wilson) and New River Trail State Park (in Max Meadows). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Natural Tunnel State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Claytor Lake State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at High Knob Recreational Area, and get engrossed in the history at The Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Abingdon trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Appomattox to Abingdon takes 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Abingdon can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) 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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