8 days in Coastal Virginia - Eastern Shore, Kentucky Appalachians & West Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Coastal Virginia - Eastern Shore, Kentucky Appalachians & West Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in Coastal Virginia - Eastern Shore, Kentucky Appalachians & West Virginia Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
train + Fly:  14​h
1
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Pikeville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Weston
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
End: Birmingham

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Military Aviation Museum, then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach road trip planning tool .

Birmingham, UK to Virginia Beach is an approximately 14-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Birmingham in September; daily highs in Virginia Beach reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum

3
nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
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.
Williamsburg is known for historic sites, theme parks, shopping, museums, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a splash at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, admire the masterpieces at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and look for gifts at Quirks of Art.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Williamsburg online trip builder .

Getting from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. September in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Pikeville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

1
night
Pikeville

Pikeville ©
Pikeville is a city in and the county seat of Pike County, Kentucky, United States. On the 14th (Sat), stroll around Bob Amos Park, get engrossed in the history at Khribet el-Maqatir & a Journey through Biblical History, then take an in-depth tour of Big Sandy Heritage Center, then make a trip to Dils Cemetery, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pikeville route planner.

Drive from Williamsburg to Pikeville in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Williamsburg, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Pikeville, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Weston.

Things to do in Pikeville

Museums Parks Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Big Sandy Heritage Center ©
Big Sandy Heritage Center
Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery ©
Bob Amos Park ©
Bob Amos Park

1
night
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of John Henry Memorial Park, then view the masterpieces at Appalachian Glass, then learn about winemaking at Lambert's Vintage Wines, and finally steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Weston trip maker app .

Drive from Pikeville to Weston in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Pikeville in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Weston. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trip

John Henry Memorial Park
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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Appalachian Glass ©
Appalachian Glass
John Henry Memorial Park ©
John Henry Memorial Park

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