12 days in Virginia Beach & Richmond Itinerary

12 days in Virginia Beach & Richmond Itinerary

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Virginia Beach
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Richmond
— 6 nights

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Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©

The Resort City

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Military Aviation Museum and Wright Brothers National Memorial. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Virginia Beach: Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum (in Hampton), Newport News (The Mariners' Museum and Park & The Mariners' Museum & Park) and Busch Gardens Williamsburg (in Williamsburg). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, contemplate the long history of Whalehead Club, kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach tour itinerary planning tool.

New York City to Virginia Beach is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: highs in Virginia Beach hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum

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Richmond

Richmond ©

The River City

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Get some cultural insight at Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown Settlement. Get out of town with these interesting Richmond side-trips: James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station), Monticello (in Charlottesville) and Williamsburg (Governor's Palace & Historic Jamestowne). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, get a sense of history and politics at Virginia Capitol Building, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, and learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Richmond trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Richmond in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May in Richmond, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Monticello ©
Monticello
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

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