15 days in Coastal Virginia - Eastern Shore & Washington DC Itinerary

15 days in Coastal Virginia - Eastern Shore & Washington DC Itinerary

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15 days in Coastal Virginia - Eastern Shore & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + taxi:  12​h 30​min
1
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Williamsburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 7 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: London

2
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.
On the 13th (Sat), stop by Sunsations. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach, then appreciate the history behind Norwegian Lady Statue, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Virginia Beach trip planner.

London, UK to Virginia Beach is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from London to Virginia Beach, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, expect Virginia Beach to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Harbor Park
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Croatan Beach ©
Croatan Beach

4
nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colonial Williamsburg and Governor's Palace. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yorktown Beach and Buckroe Beach and Park. Pack the 18th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement, pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, take an in-depth tour of Historic Jamestowne, and learn about winemaking at Williamsburg Winery.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Williamsburg driving holiday planning website .

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Williamsburg

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Parks

Side Trips

Yorktown Beach, Buckroe Beach and Park
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

7
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.
Visit Gettysburg National Military Park and Arlington National Cemetery for their historical value. National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Gettysburg (Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides & Gettysburg National Cemetery) and Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, take a stroll through Capitol Hill, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and steep yourself in history at Old Town.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner .

You can drive from Williamsburg to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Gettysburg, Old Town, Horseshoe Casino
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Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park

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