10 days in Virginia Beach & Washington DC Itinerary

10 days in Virginia Beach & Washington DC Itinerary

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10 days in Virginia Beach & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  4​h
1
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
nights
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.
Attractions like Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Virginia Beach's surroundings by going to Williamsburg (George Wythe House, Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, & more). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, and don't miss a visit to King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach tour itinerary 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. In July, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Williamsburg
Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA

6
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Gettysburg (Victorian Photography Studio, Gettysburg National Military Park, & more), The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring (in Sandy Spring) and Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and get your bearings at Library of Congress.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Virginia Beach to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Horseshoe Casino, The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

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