7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Fly to Norfolk, Bus to Oak Hall, Va
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Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Arlington
— 1 night
Drive
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Luray
— 3 nights
Drive
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Damascus
— 1 night
Drive

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Chincoteague Island

— 1 night
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
On the 18th (Sun), make a trip to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island route planner.

Atlanta to Chincoteague Island is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Atlanta, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Chincoteague Island, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, then appreciate the extensive heritage 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.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Arlington online itinerary planner.

Getting from Chincoteague Island to Arlington by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and subway. October in Arlington sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites

Luray

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Luray Caverns and Old Rag Mountain Hike. Get out of town with these interesting Luray side-trips: Mountaintop Ranch Wilderness Trail Rides (in Elkton), Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park) and Grand Caverns (in Grottoes). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Stony Man Mountain Overlook, hike along White Oak Canyon Trail, and work some fitness into your day at Limberlost Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Luray trip planner.

Getting from Arlington to Luray by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Arlington in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Luray, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Damascus

— 1 night
Damascus is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): hike along Appalachian Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Adventure Damascus, and then trek along Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Damascus trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Luray to Damascus takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. October in Damascus sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Damascus

Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

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.