Wallops Island trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Wallops Island

Trip Planner USA  /  Virginia  /  Wallops Island
(4.4/5 based on 170+ reviews for 2 attractions)
Things to do: museums
Wallops Flight Facility, located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia approximately 100 miles north-northeast of Norfolk, is operated by the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, primarily as a rocket launch site to support science and exploration missions for NASA and other Federal agencies. WFF includes an extensively instrumented range to support launches of more than a dozen types of sounding rockets, small expendable suborbital and orbital rockets, high altitude balloon flights carrying scientific instruments for atmospheric and astronomical research and—using its Research Airport—flight tests of aeronautical research aircraft including unmanned aerial vehicles.There have been over 16,000 launches from the rocket testing range at Wallops since its founding in 1945 in the quest for information on the flight characteristics of airplanes, launch vehicles, and spacecraft, and to increase the knowledge of the Earth's upper atmosphere and the environment of outer space. The launch vehicles vary in size and power from the small Super Loki meteorological rockets to orbital-class vehicles.The Wallops Flight Facility also supports science missions for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and occasionally for foreign governments and commercial organizations. Wallops also supports development tests and exercises involving United States Navy aircraft and ship-based electronics and weapon systems in the Virginia Capes operating area, near the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay. In addition to its fixed-location instrumentation assets, the WFF range includes mobile radar, telemetry receivers, and command transmitters that can be transported by cargo planes to locations around the world, in order to establish a temporary range where no other instrumentation exists, to ensure safety, and to collect data in order to enable and support suborbital rocket launches from remote sites.
With our online itinerary creator, United States vacations can be built around trips to Wallops Island and other destinations in United States.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Wallops Island

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Best things to do in Wallops Island

We'll find the best hotel deals
from all the top travel sites.

Best price guaranteed.
Powered by

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Wallops Island:
Sightseeing, beaches, theme parks
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Nature, wildlife areas, museums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Nature, adventure, museums
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Zoos & aquariums, museums, fun & games
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Beaches, historic sites
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Virginia

14 days in East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM ITALY June, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Lexington BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Fredericksburg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Williamsburg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Williamsburg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Arlington BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, relaxing, romantic, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Arlington & Washington DC BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Richmond BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, teens, popular PREFERENCES: November, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News