12 days in Virginia Beach & San Diego Itinerary

12 days in Virginia Beach & San Diego Itinerary

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Virginia Beach
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 6 nights

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Virginia Beach: Smithfield (St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum & Windsor Castle Park), Williamsburg (Whitley's Peanut Factory, Colonial Williamsburg, &more) and The Mariners' Museum & Park (in Newport News). Next up on the itinerary: glide peacefully along the water with Coastal Kayak Touring Company, explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art, sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, and stroll through Virginia Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach vacation tool.

Washington DC to Virginia Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Smithfield, Norfolk, Coastal Kayak Touring Company, The Monument to a Century of Flight
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Coastal Kayak Touring Company ©
Coastal Kayak Touring Company
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, stroll around La Jolla Cove, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip website.

You can fly from Virginia Beach to San Diego in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Virginia Beach in May, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (71°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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