15 days in Virginia Itinerary

15 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia travel route planner

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Virginia Beach
— 8 nights
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
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Luray
— 1 night
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Arlington
— 2 nights
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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.
Visit Cape Charles Beach and Croatan Beach for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Neptune's Park. Explore Virginia Beach's surroundings by going to Scarborough Lane Shoppes (in Duck), Corolla (Currituck Banks Reserve, Currituck Beach, &more) and H2OBX Waterpark (in Powells Point). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Chick's Beach, have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Virginia, appreciate the history behind Monument to a Century of Flight, and get engrossed in the history at Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach travel planner.

Kansas City to Virginia Beach is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Williamsburg

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Bede Catholic Church, then have fun at Colonial Williamsburg Musket Range, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Gloucester Point Beach Park. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg Wetherburn Tavern, sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery, then see the interesting displays at Virginia Musical Museum, then examine the collection at The Mariners' Museum and Park, and finally look for gifts at R.P. Wallace & Sons General Store.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg online journey builder.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 20th (Tue): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then contemplate the long history of Mulberry Row, and then trek along Saunders-Monticello Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Williamsburg in August, expect Charlottesville to be a bit cooler, temps between 84°F and 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Luray.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at River Hill Wine & Spirits, examine the collection at Cooter's in Luray, get a taste of the local shopping with Warehouse Art Gallery, then sample the tasty concoctions at Hawksbill Brewing Co, then have some family-friendly fun at The Garden Maze, and finally examine the collection at Luray Valley Museum & Shenandoah Heritage Village.

To see ratings and tourist information, go to the Luray trip builder tool.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Luray in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Luray can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Arlington.

Things to do in Luray

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Fun & Games

Arlington

— 2 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gravelly Point Park and Upton Hill Regional Park. Step out of Arlington to go to Bluemont and see Bluemont Vineyard, which is approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Bluemont Park, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Myer, take in panoramic vistas at The Observation Deck at CEB Tower, and appreciate the history behind Seabee Memorial.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Arlington trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Luray to Arlington by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Traveling from Luray in August, Arlington is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Parks · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
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.