9 days in Virginia Itinerary

9 days in Virginia Itinerary

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9 days in Virginia Itinerary

Auckland Central
Fly:  28​h
Alexandria
— 2 nights
subway + Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Charlottesville
— Few hours
Fly:  31​h
Auckland Central

1
day
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Old Town, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, and then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Alexandria tour planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Alexandria is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Auckland to Alexandria. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Auckland in December: highs in Alexandria hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Arlington
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art and then make a trip to Cape Henry Lighthouse. On the next day, learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, and then appreciate the history behind Naval Aviation Monument.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Virginia Beach online itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi from Alexandria to Virginia Beach in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. In December in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. On the 19th (Tue), you're off toWilliamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Chrysler Museum of Art
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Military Aviation Museum
Military Aviation Museum
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Chrysler Museum of Art
Chrysler Museum of Art

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): stop by Yankee Candle and then take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Colonial National Historic Park, then contemplate the long history of Historic Jamestowne, and then steep yourself in history at Historic St. Luke's Church Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Virginia Beach in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Williamsburg, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Historic St. Luke's Church Museum
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Colonial Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Historic St. Luke's Church Museum
Historic St. Luke's Church Museum

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): look for gifts at Michie Tavern, then steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, and then browse the exhibits of Thomas Jefferson Foundation.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Charlottesville trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Charlottesville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Williamsburg in December; daily highs in Charlottesville reach 10°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Michie Tavern
Michie Tavern
Thomas Jefferson Foundation
Thomas Jefferson Foundation
James Monroe's Highland
James Monroe's Highland

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