28 days in Virginia Itinerary

28 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Luray
— 4 nights
2
Damascus
— 1 night
3
Arlington
— 4 nights
4
Chincoteague Island
— 3 nights
5
Virginia Beach
— 5 nights
6
Williamsburg
— 5 nights
7
Charlottesville
— 4 nights

4
nights
Luray

Luray ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Luray: Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park) and Rocking S Ranch (in Winchester). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns, take in the awesome beauty at Pinnacles, hike along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Luray trip builder tool.

Exeter, UK to Luray is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Exeter to Luray due to the time zone difference. In August in Luray, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park, Rocking S Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Rocking S Ranch ©
Rocking S Ranch
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

1
night
Damascus

Damascus ©
Damascus is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States. On the 6th (Thu), hike along Appalachian Trail and then trek along Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Damascus trip planner.

You can drive from Luray to Damascus in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Arlington.

Things to do in Damascus

Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Appalachian Trail
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail ©

4
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Arlington: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), Cascade Falls (in Pembroke) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, head off the coast to Theodore Roosevelt Island Park, make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, and steep yourself in history at Little Library.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Arlington trip maker site.

Drive from Damascus to Arlington in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Damascus in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Arlington, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Alexandria, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Little Library, Cascade Falls, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

3
nights
Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island ©
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Bike Depot, stop by MamerSass, and don't miss a visit to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island travel planning site.

Getting from Arlington to Chincoteague Island by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi. August in Chincoteague Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chincoteague Veteran's Memorial Park ©
Chincoteague Veteran's Memorial Park

5
nights
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
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.
Virginia Beach is known for beaches, zoos & aquariums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, admire the majestic nature at First Landing State Park, and stroll through Sandbridge Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach itinerary maker website.

Getting from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Norfolk
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center ©

5
nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
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.
When in Williamsburg, make a side trip to see The Mariners' Museum & Park in Newport News, approximately Newport News away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 22nd (Sat) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 20th (Thu) at Water Country USA. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, take in the history at Nelson House, look for gifts at Quirks of Art, and enjoy some diversion at Colonial Williamsburg Musket Range.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg vacation planning app.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

The Mariners' Museum & Park, Nelson House
Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA

4
nights
Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Charlottesville: Old Rag Mountain Hike (in Shenandoah National Park), National D-Day Memorial (in Bedford) and Bold Rock Hard Cider (in Nellysford). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Monticello, deepen your understanding at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, take an in-depth tour of Lee Chapel and Museum, and experience rural life at Carter Mountain Orchard.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Charlottesville travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Charlottesville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, Charlottesville is little chillier than Williamsburg - with highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lexington, Old Rag Mountain Hike, National D-Day Memorial, Bold Rock Hard Cider
Highlights from your plan
National D-Day Memorial ©
National D-Day Memorial
Monticello ©
Monticello
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike

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