15 days in Virginia, West Virginia & Kentucky Itinerary

15 days in Virginia, West Virginia & Kentucky Itinerary

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Chincoteague Island
— Few hours
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Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
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Charlottesville
— 3 nights
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Luray
— 3 nights
5
Davis
— 1 night
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Beckley
— 2 nights
7
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): make a trip to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island road trip planning app.

Washington DC to Chincoteague Island is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Tours · Outdoors
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Chincoteague Cultural Alliance ©
Chincoteague Cultural Alliance

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sandbridge Beach and Parasailing & Paragliding. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to First Landing State Park and Military Aviation Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Virginia Beach: Williamsburg (Colonial Williamsburg Capitol Building & Bruton Parish Episcopal Church) and Yorktown (Colonial Parkway & Yorktown Beach). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art and step aboard Battleship Wisconsin.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach tour planner.

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In August in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Norfolk, Yorktown
Highlights from your plan
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
First Landing State Park ©
First Landing State Park
Colonial Parkway
Colonial Parkway

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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.
Get outdoors at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and Grand Caverns. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Rag Mountain Hike and The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox. Explore Charlottesville's surroundings by going to Frontier Culture Museum (in Staunton), McLean House (in Appomattox) and James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Crabtree Falls.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Charlottesville trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Charlottesville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Virginia Beach in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Charlottesville, with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Appomattox, Frontier Culture Museum, Crabtree Falls, Grand Caverns, James Madison's Montpelier
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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Grand Caverns ©
Grand Caverns

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shenandoah Caverns and Dark Hollow Falls. Take a break from the city and head to Stony Man Mountain Overlook and Bearfence Mountain. Step out of Luray with an excursion to Endless Caverns in New Market--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: hike along Luray Hawksbill Greenway, get engrossed in the history at The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and Head underground at Skyline Caverns.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Luray tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Luray in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Davis.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park, Shenandoah Caverns, Skyline Caverns, Endless Caverns
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Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook
Dark Hollow Falls ©
Dark Hollow Falls
Bearfence Mountain ©
Bearfence Mountain

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Davis

Davis ©
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): stop by Blackwater Outdoor Adventures, take in the exciting artwork at WVHighlands Artisan Gallery, and then admire the sheer force of Blackwater Falls State Park.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Davis route app.

Traveling by car from Luray to Davis takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Davis are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Beckley.

Things to do in Davis

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Blackwater Outdoor Adventures
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Blackwater Outdoor Adventures ©
Blackwater Outdoor Adventures
Blackwater Falls State Park ©
Blackwater Falls State Park
WVHighlands Artisan Gallery ©
WVHighlands Artisan Gallery

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Beckley

Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours, then browse the exhibits of Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Grandview State Park. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at New River Gorge National River, take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, and then take a peaceful walk through Babcock State Park.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Beckley road trip tool.

You can drive from Davis to Beckley in 3.5 hours. August in Beckley sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Beckley

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

New River Gorge Bridge, Zipline, New River Gorge National River, Babcock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River
Babcock State Park ©
Babcock State Park

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fat Man's Misery, trek along Tall Man's Misery, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Diamond Caverns and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mammoth Cave National Park sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Beckley to Mammoth Cave National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Beckley to Mammoth Cave National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Beckley in August: highs in Mammoth Cave National Park hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Diamond Caverns, Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Diamond Caverns ©
Diamond Caverns
Tall Man's Misery ©
Tall Man's Misery

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