18 days in Virginia Itinerary

18 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Fly to Norfolk International Airport, Drive to Virginia Beach
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arlington
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luray
— 2 nights
Drive
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Natural Bridge
— 3 nights
Drive to Roanoke–Blacksburg Regional Airport, Fly to Shenyang

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Virginia Beach and Shooting Star Gallery. Visit Sandbridge Beach and Grommet Island Park for some beach relaxation. Step out of Virginia Beach to go to Cape Charles and see Cape Charles Beach, which is approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach online trip planner.

Shenyang, China to Virginia Beach is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Shenyang to Virginia Beach, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Yorktown Beach and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Your inner history buff will appreciate Colonial Williamsburg and Historic Jamestowne. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement, make a trip to Colonial Williamsburg Capitol Building, get engrossed in the history at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, and pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Williamsburg vacation planner.

Getting from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Chincoteague Island

— 2 nights
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let little ones run wild at Chincoteague Veteran's Memorial Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then look for gifts at MamerSass.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chincoteague Island online tour builder.

Drive from Williamsburg to Chincoteague Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Williamsburg in July: highs in Chincoteague Island hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Arlington.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, and then view the masterpieces at Torpedo Factory Art Center. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of George Washington's Mount Vernon, then see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and then stop by American Girl Place.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Arlington tour builder website.

Drive from Chincoteague Island to Arlington in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and subway. In July, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Luray

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bear Mountain Ziplines. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Luray Caverns, then view the masterpieces at Warehouse Art Gallery, and then hike along Stony Man Mountain Overlook. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick your exploration up a notch at Bear Mountain Ziplines, then view the masterpieces at R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Shenandoah Valley Artworks, and finally browse for treasures at Strasburg Emporium Antiques.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Luray trip planner.

Getting from Arlington to Luray by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Arlington in July, Luray is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Natural Bridge.

Things to do in Luray

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Natural Bridge

— 3 nights
Natural Bridge is an unincorporated community in Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Virginia Safari Park. On the 26th (Sun), stroll through Virginia Safari Park, Head underground at Caverns At Natural Bridge, then explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge State Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Natural Bridge Wax Museum. On your second day here, get to know the resident critters at Natural Bridge Zoo, Head underground at Lost World Caverns, and then stop by Layne's Country Store.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Natural Bridge journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Luray to Natural Bridge takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Luray in July; daily highs in Natural Bridge reach 27°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Natural Bridge

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.