4 days in Outer Banks & Virginia Itinerary

4 days in Outer Banks & Virginia Itinerary

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4 days in Outer Banks & Virginia Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Nags Head
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Arlington
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: New York City

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Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial, sample the fine beverages at Outer Banks Distilling, and then kick back and relax at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nags Head day trip app .

New York City to Nags Head is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Parasailing & Paragliding, Outer Banks Distilling, Wright Brothers National Memorial
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Outer Banks Distilling ©
Outer Banks Distilling
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial

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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.
On the 1st (Sun), stroll through Virginia Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and then stroll through Sandbridge Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Virginia Beach online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Nags Head to Virginia Beach by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. In August, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Arlington.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

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Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
On the 2nd (Mon), pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Town.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Arlington online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Virginia Beach to Arlington in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Arlington are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Old Town
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Old Town ©
Old Town
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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