5 days in Virginia Beach, Staunton & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

5 days in Virginia Beach, Staunton & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Drive:  7 h
1
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
2
Staunton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Shenandoah National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
End: New York City

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach Boardwalk, First Landing State Park, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at First Landing State Park, then take a memorable tour with The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium, and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach driving holiday planning app.

New York City to Virginia Beach is an approximately 4- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Staunton.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Adventure
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Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium ©
The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium

2
nights
Staunton

Staunton ©
Staunton is an independent city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes King Family Vineyards. On the 13th (Sun), stop by Staunton Olive Oil Company. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at King Family Vineyards.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Staunton tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Staunton in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, Staunton is slightly colder than Virginia Beach - with highs of 68°F and lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Staunton

Wineries Shopping Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

King Family Vineyards, Bold Rock Hard Cider, Veritas Vineyard & Winery
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King Family Vineyards ©
King Family Vineyards
Bold Rock Hard Cider ©
Bold Rock Hard Cider
Veritas Vineyard & Winery ©
Veritas Vineyard & Winery

1
night
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Virginia Safari Park as well as Luray Caverns. On the 15th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Virginia Safari Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Shenandoah National Park online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Staunton to Shenandoah National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Luray Caverns, Virginia Safari Park
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Virginia Safari Park ©
Virginia Safari Park

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