28 days in Virginia Itinerary

28 days in Virginia Itinerary

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28 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Covington
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Staunton
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Shenandoah National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Luray
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Virginia Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Richmond
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
8
Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Cleveland

4
nights
Covington

Covington ©
Covington is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Virginia Safari Park and Mabry Mill. Take a break from the city and head to Smith Mountain Lake and Douthat State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Covington: Mill Mountain Star & Park (in Roanoke), National D-Day Memorial (in Bedford) and Dinosaur Kingdom II (in Natural Bridge). And it doesn't end there: hike along New River Trail State Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade Falls, and take in the views from Humpback Bridge.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Covington road trip planning site .

Cleveland to Covington is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In June, Covington is little chillier than Cleveland - with highs of 72°F and lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Staunton.

Things to do in Covington

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Natural Bridge, Cascade Falls, Mill Mountain Star & Park, National D-Day Memorial, Douthat State Park
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Safari Park ©
Virginia Safari Park
Cascade Falls ©
Cascade Falls
Mabry Mill ©
Mabry Mill

3
nights
Staunton

Staunton ©
Staunton is an independent city in the U.S. Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and Frontier Culture Museum will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Grand Caverns and Crabtree Falls will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Staunton: Charlottesville (University of Virginia & James Monroe's Highland), McLean House (in Appomattox) and Lexington (Lee Chapel and Museum & Stonewall Jackson House). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Staunton trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Covington to Staunton in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Covington in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Staunton, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Staunton

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Appomattox, Lexington, Charlottesville, Grand Caverns, Crabtree Falls
Highlights from your plan
McLean House ©
McLean House
Grand Caverns ©
Grand Caverns

3
nights
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
You've now added Appalachian Trail to your itinerary. Visiting Dark Hollow Falls and Old Rag Mountain Hike will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at James Madison's Montpelier and The Exchange Hotel Civil War Medical Museum. Step out of Shenandoah National Park with an excursion to The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio in Charlottesville--about 1 hour away. There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bearfence Mountain.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Shenandoah National Park tour planner .

Drive from Staunton to Shenandoah National Park in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Shenandoah National Park are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Luray.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

The Exchange Hotel Civil War Medical Museum, James Madison's Montpelier, The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio
Highlights from your plan
Appalachian Trail ©
Appalachian Trail
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike

3
nights
Luray

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Shenandoah Caverns and Skyline Caverns. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stony Man Mountain Overlook and Zipline. Get out of town with these interesting Luray side-trips: Dolly Sods (in Elkins) and Patsy Cline Historic House (in Winchester). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, trek along Luray Hawksbill Greenway, and sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Luray trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Shenandoah National Park to Luray in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Dolly Sods, Patsy Cline Historic House, Copper Fox Distillery, Skyline Caverns, Shenandoah Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook
Shenandoah Caverns ©
Shenandoah Caverns

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Assateague Lighthouse, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Chincoteague, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Black Narrows Brewing, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, make a trip to Hopkins & Bros. Store, then stop by T Shirt Factory, then have some family-friendly fun at Funland Amusements, and finally cool off at Maui Jack’s.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chincoteague Island day trip app .

Getting from Luray to Chincoteague Island by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. In June in Chincoteague Island, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hopkins & Bros. Store, Assateague Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Assateague Lighthouse ©
Assateague Lighthouse
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museum of Chincoteague ©
Museum of Chincoteague

4
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.
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Sandbridge Beach and Horseback Riding Tours. Go for a jaunt from Virginia Beach to Yorktown to see Colonial Parkway about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at First Landing State Park, admire the natural beauty at Norfolk Botanical Garden, step aboard Battleship Wisconsin, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Virginia Beach vacation planning website .

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In June in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Norfolk, Yorktown, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown ©

4
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hollywood Cemetery and Virginia Capitol Building. Berkeley Plantation and Pamplin Historical Park will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Petersburg National Battlefield Park (in Petersburg), Williamsburg (Bruton Parish Episcopal Church & Public Hospital Museum) and Shirley Plantation (in Charles City). Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blandford Church and Cemetery, brush up on your military savvy at White House of the Confederacy, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Episcopal Church.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Richmond day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Richmond takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Petersburg, Charles City, Williamsburg, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Highlights from your plan
Hollywood Cemetery ©
Hollywood Cemetery
Pamplin Historical Park ©
Pamplin Historical Park
Blandford Church and Cemetery ©
Blandford Church and Cemetery

4
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Manassas National Battlefield Park and Fredericksburg Battlefield and Visitor Center. Step off the beaten path and head to Chatham Manor and Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center. Get out of town with these interesting Fredericksburg side-trips: Purse State Park (in Nanjemoy) and Colonial Beach (George Washington Birthplace National Monument & Westmoreland State Park). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Mary Washington House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Salem Church, get engrossed in the history at Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, and brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fredericksburg trip builder app .

You can take a bus from Richmond to Fredericksburg in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Fredericksburg are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Colonial Beach, Manassas National Battlefield Park, Purse State Park, Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center, National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan
Chatham Manor ©
Chatham Manor
Manassas National Battlefield Park ©

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