5 days in Virginia Itinerary

5 days in Virginia Itinerary

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5 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Virginia Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Charlottesville
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Arlington
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Houston

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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.
To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Virginia Beach route planner .

Houston to Virginia Beach is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, Virginia Beach is slightly colder than Houston - with highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F. On the 7th (Mon), you'll travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
On the 8th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Historic Jamestowne, then admire the landmark architecture of Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and then get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg trip app .

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church ©
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

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Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Charlottesville day trip app .

Drive from Williamsburg to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Charlottesville when traveling from Williamsburg in May, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello

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Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
On the 10th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and then appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at George Washington's Mount Vernon and then examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Arlington online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Charlottesville to Arlington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or do a combination of train and subway. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Charlottesville in May since evenings lows in Arlington dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

George Washington's Mount Vernon, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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