5 days in Virginia Itinerary

5 days in Virginia Itinerary

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5 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
Fly + bus:  25​h
1
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Alexandria
— Few hours
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: St. Petersburg


2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Keep things going the next day: step aboard Jamestown Settlement, take an in-depth tour of Historic Jamestowne, and then take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Williamsburg journey website .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Williamsburg is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from St. Petersburg in January: highs in Williamsburg hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

few
hours
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
On the 21st (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Alexandria travel planning tool .

Drive from Williamsburg to Alexandria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and subway. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Williamsburg in January: highs in Alexandria hover around 7°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
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Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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