22 days in New York City & Virginia Itinerary

22 days in New York City & Virginia Itinerary

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New York City
— 11 nights
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
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Arlington
— 3 nights
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Luray
— 3 nights
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New York City

— 11 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Bronx to see Bronx Zoo about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

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Kristiansand, Norway to New York City is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kristiansand in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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 3rd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and then stroll through Bike Depot. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, get outside with Donald J. Leonard, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally get your game on at Surfside Golf.

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Getting from New York City to Chincoteague Island by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Chincoteague Island are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Arlington

— 3 nights

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mount Vernon Trail and Arlington National Cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Arlington: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly), Inside Ski Training Center (in Leesburg) and iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Loudoun (in Ashburn). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, identify plant and animal life at Hidden Pond Nature Center, stroll around Gravelly Point Park, and trek along Custis Trail.

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Traveling by car from Chincoteague Island to Arlington takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and subway. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Luray

— 3 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.
Attractions like Old Rag Mountain Hike and Stony Man Mountain Overlook make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Buzzard Rock North in Front Royal (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Luray Caverns, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at River Hill Wine & Spirits, trek along Kennedy Peak Hike, and get your game on at The Garden Maze.

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Drive from Arlington to Luray in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Arlington in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Luray, with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
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.