7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Arlington
— 1 night
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Luray
— 1 night
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Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
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Williamsburg
— 1 night
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Air Force Memorial, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Mount Vernon Trail, then see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Little Library.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Arlington road trip planning tool.

Columbus to Arlington is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Columbus in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 49°F in Arlington. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Little Library, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Mount Vernon Trail ©
Mount Vernon Trail
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): hike along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, get engrossed in the history at The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, and then take in breathtaking views at Luray Caverns.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Luray travel route planner.

You can drive from Arlington to Luray in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Arlington in April since evenings lows in Luray dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook
The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum ©
The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Dark Hollow Falls, then trek along Old Rag Mountain Hike, and then trek along Limberlost Trail. On the next day, cruise along Skyline Drive, Head underground at Grand Caverns, and then stop by Valley Pike Farm Market.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Shenandoah National Park tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Luray to Shenandoah National Park takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Valley Pike Farm Market, Grand Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Grand Caverns ©
Grand Caverns

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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 11th (Sat), step aboard Jamestown Settlement, make a splash at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and then look for gifts at R.P. Wallace & Sons General Store.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Williamsburg trip maker app.

You can drive from Shenandoah National Park to Williamsburg in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. April in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement
R.P. Wallace & Sons General Store ©
R.P. Wallace & Sons General Store

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get curious at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Virginia Beach trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center ©
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

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