7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Charlottesville
— Few hours
2
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
3
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
4
Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
5
Arlington
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monticello.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Charlottesville online visit planner.

South Bend to Charlottesville is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello

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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.
On the 16th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement and then get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, then steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Williamsburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): go for a walk through King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, then enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Virginia Beach trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In August in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company

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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.
On the 19th (Wed), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then identify plant and animal life at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. August in Chincoteague Island sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
On the 20th (Thu), appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and finally make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site. On your second day here, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps, see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ono Brewing Company.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Arlington trip planning site.

You can 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, and subway. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Chantilly, National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Museum of the Marine Corps
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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