12 days in Virginia Itinerary

12 days in Virginia Itinerary

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12 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  6​h
1
Natural Bridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Shenandoah National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
New Kent
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Nashville

2
nights
Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge is an unincorporated community in Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Virginia Safari Park and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Natural Bridge trip itinerary planner.

Nashville to Natural Bridge is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Natural Bridge. In May, Natural Bridge is little chillier than Nashville - with highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Natural Bridge

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Crabtree Falls, Staunton Olive Oil Company, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Shenandoah Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Safari Park ©
Virginia Safari Park
Crabtree Falls ©
Crabtree Falls

3
nights
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Step out of the city life by going to Dark Hollow Falls and Stony Man Mountain Overlook. Explore hidden gems such as Old Rag Mountain Hike and Copper Fox Distillery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shenandoah National Park: SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts (in Elkton), Grand Caverns (in Grottoes) and White Oak Lavender Farm & The Purple WOLF Vineyard (in Harrisonburg). It doesn't end there: Head underground at Skyline Caverns and explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Shenandoah National Park trip maker .

Getting from Natural Bridge to Shenandoah National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Natural Bridge in May: high temperatures in Shenandoah National Park hover around 76°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New Kent.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Luray, White Oak Lavender Farm & The Purple WOLF Vineyard, Skyline Caverns, Copper Fox Distillery, Grand Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook
Grand Caverns ©
Grand Caverns

1
night
New Kent

New Kent ©
New Kent is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of New Kent County, Virginia, United States. On the 27th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Cumberland Marsh Natural Area Preserve, then trek along Wahrani Nature Park, and then do a tasting at Saude Creek Vineyards.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New Kent trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shenandoah National Park to New Kent takes 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in New Kent can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in New Kent

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Saude Creek Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Cumberland Marsh Natural Area Preserve ©
Saude Creek Vineyards ©
Saude Creek Vineyards

3
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Sandbridge Beach and Busch Gardens Williamsburg. You'll discover tucked-away gems like First Landing State Park and Cape Charles Beach. Explore Virginia Beach's surroundings by going to Colonial Parkway (in Yorktown) and Bruton Parish Episcopal Church (in Williamsburg). It doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from New Kent to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Colonial Parkway, Cape Charles Beach
Highlights from your plan
First Landing State Park ©
First Landing State Park
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg

2
nights
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 31st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Depot, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Chincoteague, then look for gifts at MamerSass, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Assateague Lighthouse and then explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chincoteague Island travel route planning tool .

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Virginia Beach in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Chincoteague Island: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Assateague Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Museum of Chincoteague ©
Museum of Chincoteague

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