4 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

4 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mid Atlantic journey planner

Make it your trip
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Virginia Beach
— 1 day
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Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Ocean City
— 1 night
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
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Virginia Beach

— 1 day

The Resort City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Cape Henry Lighthouse, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then stroll through Virginia Beach, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Virginia Beach attractions planner.

New York City to Virginia Beach is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Virginia Beach, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Chincoteague Island

— 1 night
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
On the 29th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chincoteague Island trip planner.

Drive from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Virginia Beach in May: highs in Chincoteague Island hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ocean City.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Ocean City

— 1 night

The White Marlin Capital of the World

One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
On the 30th (Sun), have some family-friendly fun at Flashback Old Time Photos, tee off at The Links at Lighthouse Sound, then stroll through Ocean City Beach, then walk around Ocean Bowl Skate Park, and finally take in the waterfront at Ocean City Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ocean City trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Chincoteague Island to Ocean City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. May in Ocean City sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Ocean City

Parks · Outdoors · Golf · Beaches

Side Trip

Gettysburg

— 1 night
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): get all the information you need at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg day trip website.

You can drive from Ocean City to Gettysburg in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours