5 days in Virginia Itinerary

5 days in Virginia Itinerary

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5 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Alexandria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Durham

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps and then examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, then get a taste of the local shopping with Torpedo Factory Art Center, then browse the exhibits of George Washington's Mount Vernon, and finally look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Alexandria.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Alexandria trip maker tool .

Durham to Alexandria is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Arlington National Cemetery, George Washington's Mount Vernon, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chincoteague Island trip planning site .

Getting from Alexandria to Chincoteague Island by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. June in Chincoteague Island sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©

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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.
On the 20th (Thu), kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Virginia Beach trip planner .

Drive from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg, look for gifts at Yankee Candle Company, then view the masterpieces at A Touch of Earth, and finally shop like a local with Williamsburg Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Williamsburg trip maker .

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. June in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Yankee Candle Company ©
Yankee Candle Company
A Touch of Earth ©
A Touch of Earth

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