8 days in Virginia, West Virginia & East Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Virginia, West Virginia & East Tennessee Itinerary

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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
— 1 night
Green Bank
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 1 night
Drive to McGhee Tyson Airport, Fly to Seattle


Virginia Beach — 2 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Sandbridge Beach and Battleship Wisconsin at Nauticus. You'll discover tucked-away gems like First Landing State Park and Neptune's Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum and see the interesting displays at Nauticus.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Virginia Beach holiday planner.

Seattle to Virginia Beach is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Virginia Beach is 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in September, with highs in Virginia Beach at 81°F and lows at 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Chincoteague Island.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trip

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.
On the 23rd (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Museum of Chincoteague.

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Getting from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Davis.
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Davis — 1 night

Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Canaan Valley Resort State Park, admire the majestic nature at Fairfax Stone State Park, and then admire the sheer force of Blackwater Falls State Park.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Davis sightseeing planning tool.

Drive from Chincoteague Island to Davis in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Chincoteague Island in September since evenings lows in Davis dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Green Bank.
Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Green Bank — 1 night

Green Bank is a census-designated place in Pocahontas County in West Virginia's Potomac Highlands inside the Allegheny Mountain Range. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park and then don't miss a visit to Green Bank Observatory.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Green Bank trip planner.

Getting from Davis to Green Bank by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Davis in September, plan for little chillier days in Green Bank, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fayetteville.
Childrens Museums · Parks · Museums · Nature
Side Trip

Fayetteville — 1 night

Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fayetteville tour builder.

Getting from Green Bank to Fayetteville by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Green Bank in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fayetteville: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sweetwater.
Adventure · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip

Sweetwater — 1 night

Sweetwater is a city in Monroe and McMinn counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee, and the most populous city in Monroe County. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): experience rural life at Sweetwater Valley Farm and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Lost Sea Adventure.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sweetwater trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Fayetteville to Sweetwater in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Fayetteville in September, expect nights in Sweetwater to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip

Virginia travel guide

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

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.