9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
Drive:  3​h
1
Charlottesville
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Luray
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Cooperstown
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
New York City
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Cape May
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Ocean City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Norfolk

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Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at C'ville Arts, browse the eclectic array of goods at City Market, and then take an in-depth tour of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Charlottesville trip maker tool .

Norfolk to Charlottesville is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Norfolk in August since evenings lows in Charlottesville dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
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Monticello ©
Monticello

1
night
Luray

Luray ©
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 10th (Fri): pick up some local products at Hawksbill Trading Company, take in the exciting artwork at Warehouse Art Gallery, then stop by Primitive Corner, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Luray sightseeing site .

Getting from Charlottesville to Luray by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. In August, daily temperatures in Luray can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Luray

Shopping Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Warehouse Art Gallery ©
Warehouse Art Gallery
Hawksbill Trading Company ©
Hawksbill Trading Company

1
day
Cooperstown

Cooperstown ©
Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): look for gifts at Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard, then look for gifts at Cooperstown Farmers' Market, then see the interesting displays at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally stop by Riverwood Gifts.

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You can drive from Luray to Cooperstown in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Traveling from Luray in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 58°F in Cooperstown. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard
Highlights from your plan
Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard ©
Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard
Cooperstown Farmers' Market ©
Cooperstown Farmers' Market

1
night
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): wander the streets of Fifth Avenue and then explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New York City itinerary maker site .

Drive from Cooperstown to New York City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Cooperstown in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 13th (Mon), take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, look for gifts at Lore's Chocolates, then take an in-depth tour of Independence Hall, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by bus from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Rittenhouse Square ©
Rittenhouse Square

1
night
Cape May

Cape May ©
Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
On the 14th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May City Beaches, enjoy the sand and surf at Wildwood Beach, and then look for gifts at Wildwood Boardwalk.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cape May vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Cape May takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cape May are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ocean City.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Wildwood
Highlights from your plan
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Wildwood Beach ©
Wildwood Beach
Wildwood Boardwalk ©
Wildwood Boardwalk

1
night
Ocean City

Ocean City ©
One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stop by Ocean Gallery, then look for gifts at The Kite Loft, then take a leisurely stroll along Ocean City Boardwalk, and finally kick back and relax at Ocean City Beach.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ocean City road trip site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Cape May to Ocean City takes 2.5 hours. August in Ocean City sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Ocean City

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach
The Kite Loft ©
The Kite Loft
Ocean Gallery ©
Ocean Gallery

2
nights
Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island ©
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): stop by Pony Tails, look for gifts at Captain Steve's Bait and Tackle, stop by MamerSass, then stop by Flying Fish, then look for gifts at Sundial Books, and finally stop by Wine Cheese & More.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chincoteague Island trip planner .

Drive from Ocean City to Chincoteague Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, train, flight, and taxi. In August in Chincoteague Island, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Captain Steve's Bait and Tackle ©
Captain Steve's Bait and Tackle
Sundial Books ©
Sundial Books

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