9 days in Virginia Itinerary

9 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia visit planner

Make it your trip
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Arlington
— 1 night
Drive
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Luray
— 1 night
Drive
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
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Arlington

— 1 night

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 28th (Fri), stop by Old Town, then make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Ford Orientation Center, then admire the landmark architecture of George Washington's Mount Vernon, then steep yourself in history at Little Library, and finally examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

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New York City to Arlington is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and subway; or drive. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Arlington: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): hike along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, take in nature's colorful creations at Birdsong Pleasure Garden, then sample the fine beverages at River Hill Wine & Spirits, and finally Head underground at Luray Caverns.

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You can drive from Arlington to Luray in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Arlington in May since evenings lows in Luray dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Charlottesville

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the world behind art at Jefferson School African American Heritage Center and then take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello.

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Drive from Luray to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
St. George Tucker House has been added to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Williamsburg: St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield) and The Mariners' Museum & Park (in Newport News). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg, step aboard Jamestown Settlement, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and shop like a local with Silver Hand Meadery.

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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 May, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

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Virginia Beach

— 2 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.
On the 4th (Fri), engage your brain at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, see the interesting displays at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk. On your second day here, learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, then admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, and finally take in the pleasant sights at King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk.

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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 June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

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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.