5 days in Virginia Itinerary

5 days in Virginia Itinerary

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5 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Alexandria
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

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Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Alexandria road trip planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Alexandria is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in November: high temperatures in Alexandria hover around 59°F and lows are around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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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.
Bring the kids along to Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Jamestown Settlement. Get out of town with these interesting Williamsburg side-trips: St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield) and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (in Richmond). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg and explore the galleries of Historic Jamestowne.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Williamsburg travel route planner .

You can drive from Alexandria to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In November in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

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Getting from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

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