5 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia vacation planner
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Roanoke
— 2 nights
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Abingdon
— 1 night
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Galax
— 1 night
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Moneta
— 1 day
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Roanoke — 2 nights

Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. On the 14th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Virginia Museum of Transportation, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Little Gallery. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Museum of Military Memorabilia, then get a taste of the local shopping with Earth, Fire, & Spirit Pottery, and then make a trip to Dinosaur Kingdom II.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Roanoke trip builder.

Norfolk to Roanoke is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Norfolk in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Roanoke, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Abingdon.
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Abingdon — 1 night

Abingdon is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States, southwest of Roanoke. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): make a trip to Sinking Spring Cemetery, trek along Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail, and then examine the collection at Star Museum.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Abingdon road trip app.

Getting from Roanoke to Abingdon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Galax.
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Galax — 1 night

Galax is an independent city in the southwestern part of the Commonwealth of Virginia. On the 17th (Tue), trek along Beaver Dam Creek Walking Trail, then get engrossed in the history at Harmon Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Old Cranks RV Campground.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Galax trip site.

Drive from Abingdon to Galax in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Galax can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Moneta.
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Moneta — 1 day

Moneta is an unincorporated community in Franklin County and Bedford County, Virginia, United States, along Route 122 between Bedford and Rocky Mount; Route 122 follows a bypass around the community.Moneta was popularized as the filming location for scenes in the movie What About Bob?. On the 18th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Smith Mountain Lake Community Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Smith Mountain Lake, and then immerse yourself in nature at Smith Mountain Lake State Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Moneta journey maker tool.

You can drive from Galax to Moneta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Galax, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Moneta, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.
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Virginia travel guide

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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.
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