7 days in Virginia & West Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia & West Virginia Itinerary

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Fly
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Shenandoah National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Luray
— 1 night
Drive
3
Weston
— 1 night
Fly
4
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Drive

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Shenandoah National Park

— 1 day
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
On the 28th (Sun), hike along Old Rag Mountain Hike and then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Shenandoah National Park online trip itinerary maker.

New York City to Shenandoah National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in November since evenings lows in Shenandoah National Park dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): Head underground at Luray Caverns, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then hike along Stony Man Mountain Overlook.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Luray trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shenandoah National Park to Luray takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in November, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Weston.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Weston

— 1 night
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the long history of WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead and then steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

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Traveling by car from Luray to Weston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. In November, daytime highs in Weston are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites

Williamsburg

— 3 nights

Colonial Capital

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Noland Trail (in Newport News) and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Historic Jamestowne, look for gifts at Wythe Candy and Gourmet Shop, don't miss a visit to Colonial Williamsburg, and steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Williamsburg travel route app.

Traveling by flight from Weston to Williamsburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Weston in November; daily highs in Williamsburg reach 63°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chincoteague Island road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Chincoteague Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Virginia travel guide

4.6
History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
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.

West Virginia travel guide

4
Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.