21 days in Chincoteague Island & Northern Virginia Itinerary

21 days in Chincoteague Island & Northern Virginia Itinerary

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21 days in Chincoteague Island & Northern Virginia Itinerary

Start: Montgomery
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
1
Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Arlington
— 8 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Vienna
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
McLean
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Montgomery

2
nights
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.
On the 27th (Fri), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Salisbury Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, and then make a trip to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chincoteague Island vacation planning website .

Montgomery to Chincoteague Island is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Montgomery to Chincoteague Island is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Montgomery in December: high temperatures in Chincoteague Island hover around 53°F and lows are around 36°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Arlington.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Salisbury Zoo
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge ©

8
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
You've now added Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Arlington: Kings Dominion (in Doswell), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and The Rising Sun Tavern (in Fredericksburg). The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Mount Vernon Trail, stroll around Gravelly Point Park, steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, and step off the mainland to explore Theodore Roosevelt Island Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Arlington online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Chincoteague Island to Arlington by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in December, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Arlington

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Alexandria, Gettysburg, Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, Kings Dominion, The Rising Sun Tavern
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Devils Den ©
Devils Den
The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring ©
Kings Dominion ©
Kings Dominion

3
nights
Vienna

Vienna ©
Vienna is a town in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Meadowlark Botanical Garden and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Roer's Zoofari, then take an in-depth tour of Freeman Store and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Little Library, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hidden Oaks Nature Center.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vienna driving holiday planner .

Vienna is very close to Arlington. Traveling from Arlington in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°F in Vienna. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to McLean.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Lake Braddock
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Hidden Oaks Nature Center ©
Hidden Oaks Nature Center
Lake Braddock ©
Lake Braddock

5
nights
McLean

McLean ©
McLean is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County in Northern Virginia. You've now added Great Falls Park to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: hike along Turkey Run Park, stroll through Capital Crescent Trail, browse the different shops at Tysons Corner Center, and walk around Glen Echo Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the McLean online holiday builder .

McLean is very close to Vienna. In January, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in McLean

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glen Echo, Riverbend Park, Capital Crescent Trail, Lockhouse 10 - C&O Canal Trust
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Great Falls Park ©
Great Falls Park
Capital Crescent Trail ©
Capital Crescent Trail
Turkey Run Park ©
Turkey Run Park

2
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Flavors of Fredericksburg. Get out of town with these interesting Fredericksburg side-trips: Kings Dominion (in Doswell) and Old Rag Mountain Hike (in Shenandoah National Park). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, and browse the exhibits of The Rising Sun Tavern.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Fredericksburg trip builder .

You can drive from McLean to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Fredericksburg can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Old Rag Mountain Hike, Kings Dominion, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Kings Dominion ©
Kings Dominion
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