10 days in Chincoteague Island, Virginia Beach & Shenandoah Caverns Itinerary

10 days in Chincoteague Island, Virginia Beach & Shenandoah Caverns Itinerary

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10 days in Chincoteague Island, Virginia Beach & Shenandoah Caverns Itinerary

Start: Shenandoah Caverns
Fly:  12​h
Chincoteague Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Shenandoah Caverns
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Portland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Assateague Island National Seashore.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chincoteague Island day trip site .

Shenandoah Caverns to Chincoteague Island is an approximately 12-hour flight. In December, daily temperatures in Chincoteague Island can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Parks Wildlife Nature

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Assateague Island National Seashore
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Assateague Island National Seashore ©
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©

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 31st (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Shenandoah Caverns.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Currituck Banks Reserve ©
Currituck Banks Reserve
Room Escape Games

Shenandoah Caverns

Shenandoah Caverns ©
Take a break from the city and head to Appalachian Trail and Firefly Farms. Step off the beaten path and head to Spruce Knob and Herrington Manor State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shenandoah Caverns: White Oak Canyon Trail (in Syria), Sky Meadows State Park (in Delaplane) and Seneca Caverns (in Riverton).

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Shenandoah Caverns trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Shenandoah Caverns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Virginia Beach in January: high temperatures in Shenandoah Caverns hover around 43°F and lows are around 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shenandoah Caverns

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Shenandoah National Park, Riverton, Zipline, Firefly Farms, White Oak Canyon Trail
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Appalachian Trail ©
Appalachian Trail
Spruce Knob ©
Spruce Knob
Herrington Manor State Park ©
Herrington Manor State Park