9 days in Virginia, North Carolina & West Virginia Itinerary

9 days in Virginia, North Carolina & West Virginia Itinerary

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Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Hatteras Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lansing
— 1 night
Drive
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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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 18th (Fri): do sightseeing your way with Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chincoteague Island sightseeing site.

Chattanooga to Chincoteague Island is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Chattanooga in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Chincoteague Island: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

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Virginia Beach

The Resort City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chesapeake Bay Distillery.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Beaches

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Hatteras Island

Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Salvo Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Frisco Beach, and then kick back and relax at Haulover.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Hatteras Island online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Hatteras Island takes 3.5 hours. In September in Hatteras Island, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

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Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): glide peacefully along the water with Coastal Explorations, kick back and relax at Carova Beach, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Back Country Safari Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see Off-Road Tours, and then kick back and relax at Currituck Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Corolla day trip planner.

You can drive from Hatteras Island to Corolla in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Lansing.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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Lansing

Lansing is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Battle Run Beach and then kick your exploration up a notch at Adventures on the Gorge.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lansing online travel planner.

You can drive from Corolla to Lansing in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Corolla in September: high temperatures in Lansing hover around 75°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Lansing

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

2
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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take a memorable tour with French Broad Adventures and then admire all the interesting features of Blue Ridge Pkwy. Keep things going the next day: sample some tasty brews at BREW-ed, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Highland Brewing Company.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Asheville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lansing to Asheville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Virginia travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
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.

North Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.

West Virginia travel guide

4.1
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.