5 days in Delaware & Virginia Itinerary

5 days in Delaware & Virginia Itinerary

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— 1 day
Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
— 1 night


Lewes — 1 day

Lewes is an incorporated city on the Delaware Bay in eastern Sussex County, Delaware. On the 14th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Rehoboth Beach Public Beach, kick back and relax at Dewey Beach, and then kick back and relax at Cape Henlopen State Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lewes trip site.

Wilkes-Barre to Lewes is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Wilkes-Barre in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lewes, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chincoteague Island.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Bike Depot, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stop by MamerSass.

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Drive from Lewes to Chincoteague Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.
Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Virginia Beach — 1 night

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.
On the 17th (Wed), kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and then stroll through Sandbridge Beach.

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Getting from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In August in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Luray.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Luray — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive, and then explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Luray sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Virginia Beach to Luray takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Virginia Beach in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Luray, with lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Side Trip

Delaware travel guide

Beaches · Theme Parks · History Museums
The First State
Nicknamed the "First State" for its role in ratifying the U.S. Constitution, Delaware is only 160 km (100 mi) long and about 80 km (49 mi) wide at its widest point. Despite its small size, the state is a patchwork of complex and diverse communities, with an industrialized north and rural south. More than just a tax-free shopping haven, the state features great sightseeing in its picturesque countryside interspersed with sleepy colonial villages and long sandy beaches. It also offers several organized trail systems that focus on things to do in the outdoors, including history, geocaching, culinary activities, and wine and spirits. Largely because of its size, Delaware remains one of the country's least-explored states.

Virginia travel guide

Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Gardens
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.