7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

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7 days in Virginia Itinerary

London
Fly + taxi:  12​h 30​min
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Alexandria
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
London

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day
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.
For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach route tool .

London, UK to Virginia Beach is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Virginia Beach is minus 5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach

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Williamsburg

Williamsburg
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, and then take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Historic Jamestowne, then steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement, and then do a tasting at Williamsburg Winery.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Williamsburg tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Alexandria.

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Colonial Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take a stroll through Old Town, then get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, and then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of George Washington's Mount Vernon, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Marine Corps, and then see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Alexandria trip planning tool .

You can drive from Williamsburg to Alexandria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Williamsburg in January, expect nights in Alexandria to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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Arlington, National Museum of the Marine Corps, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns

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