17 days in Virginia & Philadelphia Itinerary

17 days in Virginia & Philadelphia Itinerary

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Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
Fly
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Arlington
— 2 nights
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 6 nights
Fly to Salisbury, Taxi to Chincoteague Island
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 4 nights
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Williamsburg — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne and then take a tour of Jamestown Settlement. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, then make a splash at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and then make a splash at Water Country USA.

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Norfolk to Williamsburg is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Charlottesville.
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Charlottesville — 1 night

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.
On the 5th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Monticello, gain insight at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, and then don't miss a visit to University of Virginia.

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You can drive from Williamsburg to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to Arlington.
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Arlington — 2 nights

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
On the 6th (Mon), examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, then learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, and then appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Air Force Memorial, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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You can fly from Charlottesville to Arlington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. June in Arlington sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 6 nights

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Bring the kids along to Hersheypark and Longwood Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Hagley Museum And Library (in Wilmington), Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur) and Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford). There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, make a trip to Franklin Square, stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, and contemplate the long history of Liberty Bell Center.

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You can drive from Arlington to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of subway and train. In June, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chincoteague Island.
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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 14th (Tue): let the kids burn off some steam at Chincoteague Veteran's Memorial Park, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll through Bike Depot. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Philadelphia to Chincoteague Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Chincoteague Island are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.
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Virginia Beach — 4 nights

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.
Attractions like Virginia Beach Boardwalk and Sandbridge Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Virginia, immerse yourself in nature at First Landing State Park, and stroll through Virginia Beach.

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Getting from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. June in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the train back home.
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Virginia travel guide

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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.
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