12 days in Virginia & Delaware Itinerary

12 days in Virginia & Delaware Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner
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Luray
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lewes
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Richmond
— 3 nights
Drive
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Appomattox
— 1 night
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Abingdon
— 1 night
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Luray — 2 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like James Madison's Montpelier and Dark Hollow Falls. Museum-lovers will get to explore Frontier Culture Museum and The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Luray: Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum (in Staunton) and Old Rag Mountain Hike (in Shenandoah National Park). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Stony Man Mountain Overlook and explore the fascinating underground world of Shenandoah Caverns.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Luray trip planner.

Kansas City to Luray is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Luray. In May, daytime highs in Luray are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lewes.
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Lewes — 2 nights

Lewes is an incorporated city on the Delaware Bay in eastern Sussex County, Delaware. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): examine the collection at Air Mobility Command Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lewes Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Henlopen State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Junction and Breakwater Trail, then kick back and relax at Dewey Beach, and then hike along Bethany Beach Boardwalk.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lewes trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Luray to Lewes takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. In May, daytime highs in Lewes are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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 6th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Tryfan Gallery, stroll through Bike Depot, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Chincoteague, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Chincoteague Island online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lewes to Chincoteague Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Richmond.
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Richmond — 3 nights

The River City

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Visit American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Virginia Capitol Building for their historical value. National Museum of the Marine Corps and Gari Melchers Home and Studio will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Petersburg National Battlefield Park (in Petersburg), George Wythe House (in Williamsburg) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Yorktown). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Hollywood Cemetery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Richmond trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Chincoteague Island to Richmond takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Chincoteague Island, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Richmond, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Appomattox.
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Appomattox — 1 night

Appomattox is a town in Appomattox County, Virginia, United States. On the 11th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and then take in the history at Appomattox Station Battlefield Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Appomattox road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Appomattox takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Appomattox can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Abingdon.
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Abingdon — 1 night

Abingdon is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States, southwest of Roanoke. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): trek along Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Shuttle Shack, and then contemplate the long history of Downtown State Street.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Abingdon road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Appomattox to Abingdon takes 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Abingdon are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Virginia travel guide

4.5
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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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Delaware travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Theme Parks · History Museums
The First State
Nicknamed the "First State" for its role in ratifying the U.S. Constitution, Delaware is only 160 km (100 mi) long and about 80 km (49 mi) wide at its widest point. Despite its small size, the state is a patchwork of complex and diverse communities, with an industrialized north and rural south. More than just a tax-free shopping haven, the state features great sightseeing in its picturesque countryside interspersed with sleepy colonial villages and long sandy beaches. It also offers several organized trail systems that focus on things to do in the outdoors, including history, geocaching, culinary activities, and wine and spirits. Largely because of its size, Delaware remains one of the country's least-explored states.
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