3 days in Virginia Itinerary

3 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Virginia Beach
— 1 day
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Williamsburg
— 1 night
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Alexandria
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Virginia Beach — 1 day

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 28th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Co..

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach online tour itinerary maker.

Newark to Virginia Beach is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Newark in May since evenings lows in Virginia Beach dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.
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Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Williamsburg — 1 night

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.
On the 29th (Sun), browse the exhibits of Historic Jamestowne and then get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg attractions site.

You can 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, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Alexandria.
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Museums · Historic Sites

Alexandria — 1 night

Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and then make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Alexandria driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Williamsburg to Alexandria takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Virginia travel guide

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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.
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