11 days in Virginia Itinerary

11 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Fly to Norfolk International Airport, Drive to Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
— 4 nights
Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
— 3 nights


Virginia Beach — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): kick back and relax at Virginia Beach and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and then learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach road trip planner.

Kalamazoo to Virginia Beach is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kalamazoo in May: high temperatures in Virginia Beach hover around 77°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Williamsburg — 4 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Colonial Williamsburg. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Williamsburg: The Mariners' Museum & Park (in Newport News) and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Historic Jamestowne, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at Williamsburg Art Gallery, and step aboard Jamestown Settlement.

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Drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Chincoteague Island.
Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping
Side Trips

Chincoteague Island — 2 nights

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
On the 30th (Mon), get a tailor-made plan with Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours, then look for gifts at Sundial Books, and then grab your bike and head to Bike Depot. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island trip planner.

Getting from Williamsburg to Chincoteague Island by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Williamsburg in May: highs in Chincoteague Island hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Arlington.
Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Arlington — 3 nights

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Bring the kids along to Arlington National Cemetery and Gravelly Point Park. Explore Arlington's surroundings by going to National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and admire the striking features of Athenaeum.

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You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Arlington in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and subway. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trips

Virginia travel guide

History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
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.