12 days in Virginia Itinerary

12 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia vacation maker

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Alexandria
— 3 nights
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Williamsburg
— 4 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
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Alexandria

— 3 nights
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Explore Alexandria's surroundings by going to Richmond (For the Love of Chocolate, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, &more), Meadowlark Botanical Garden (in Vienna) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, stop by Old Town, and appreciate the history behind Air Force Memorial.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Alexandria online holiday maker.

Manila, Philippines to Alexandria is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Alexandria is minus 13 hours. In December, Alexandria is colder than Manila - with highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Williamsburg

— 4 nights

Colonial Capital

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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 25th (Sat) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, get a taste of the local shopping with Williamsburg Art Gallery, step aboard Jamestown Settlement, and take an in-depth tour of Historic Jamestowne.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Alexandria to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Virginia Beach

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): cast your line with a fishing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandbridge Beach, and then sample the fine beverages at Chesapeake Bay Distillery. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Norfolk Botanical Garden, then take in the pleasant sights at King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach road trip website.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
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.