34 days in Williamsburg & Virginia Beach Itinerary

34 days in Williamsburg & Virginia Beach Itinerary

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34 days in Williamsburg & Virginia Beach Itinerary

Start: Williamsburg
1
Williamsburg
— 30 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Williamsburg

30
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Williamsburg: Richmond (St. John's Episcopal Church, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, & more), Fredericksburg (A. Smith Bowman Distillery, Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, & more) and Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center (in Spotsylvania). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, get to know the resident critters at Virginia Living Museum, see the interesting displays at National Museum of the Marine Corps, and browse the exhibits of St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Williamsburg. In January, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Yorktown, Fredericksburg, Newport News, Petersburg
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA
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Jamestown Settlement

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, then see the interesting displays at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, and finally take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk. On the next day, enjoy the sea views from Cape Henry Lighthouse, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, then take in the pleasant sights at Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Memorial, then stroll through Sandbridge Beach, and finally sample the fine beverages at Chesapeake Bay Distillery.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Virginia Beach trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in January, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Museums Beaches
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Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

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