5 days in Virginia Itinerary

5 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Arlington
— 1 day
Fly
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
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Arlington

— 1 day

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
On the 10th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and then make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Arlington day trip planning website.

New York City to Arlington is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and subway; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites

Williamsburg

— 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bassett Hall and Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg, explore the world behind art at DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, and steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg vacation planner.

Getting from Arlington to Williamsburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Virginia Beach

— 1 night

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.
On the 14th (Tue), take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Norfolk Botanical Garden.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Virginia Beach road trip planning site.

Drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Virginia travel guide

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History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
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.