5 days in Virginia Itinerary

5 days in Virginia Itinerary

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5 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Bangor
Fly + subway:  4​h
1
Arlington
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Bangor

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial and then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Arlington trip itinerary maker .

Bangor to Arlington is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bangor in December; daily highs in Arlington reach 51°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Arlington

#Historic Sites
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial ©
U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg, get engrossed in the history at Historic Jamestowne, and then contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Williamsburg vacation maker site .

You can drive from Arlington to Williamsburg in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or do a combination of subway and train. In December in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at First Landing State Park, then explore the galleries of Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
First Landing State Park ©
First Landing State Park
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

1
night
Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island ©
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
On the 31st (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chincoteague Island travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Chincoteague Island can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©

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