5 days in Virginia Beach, Staunton & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

5 days in Virginia Beach, Staunton & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

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5 days in Virginia Beach, Staunton & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  7​h
1
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Staunton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Shenandoah National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
End: New York City

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach Boardwalk, First Landing State Park, and other attractions you added. On the 12th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at First Landing State Park, then take a memorable tour with The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium, and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Virginia Beach holiday planner.

New York City to Virginia Beach is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Staunton.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium ©

2
nights
Staunton

Staunton ©
Staunton is an independent city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes King Family Vineyards. On the 13th (Sun), look for gifts at Staunton Olive Oil Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): learn about winemaking at King Family Vineyards.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Staunton trip planner .

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Staunton takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Virginia Beach in October: high temperatures in Staunton hover around 68°F and lows are around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Staunton

Wineries Shopping Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Bold Rock Hard Cider, Veritas Vineyard & Winery, King Family Vineyards
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King Family Vineyards ©
King Family Vineyards
Bold Rock Hard Cider ©
Bold Rock Hard Cider
Veritas Vineyard & Winery ©
Veritas Vineyard & Winery

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night
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Virginia Safari Park as well as Luray Caverns. On the 13th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Virginia Safari Park.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Shenandoah National Park driving holiday planner.

Drive from Virginia Beach to Shenandoah National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Virginia Beach in October, Shenandoah National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Virginia Safari Park, Luray Caverns
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Virginia Safari Park ©
Virginia Safari Park

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