5 days in Virginia Itinerary

5 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Virginia Beach
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Virginia Beach — 1 night

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 9th (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then immerse yourself in nature at First Landing State Park. On the next day, stroll through Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and then kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach.

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Newark to Virginia Beach is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Newark in December, expect nights in Virginia Beach to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Williamsburg — 2 nights

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 11th (Sat): explore the world behind art at DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, admire the masterpieces at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and then walk around The Mariners' Museum & Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Williamsburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Staunton.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trips

Staunton — 1 night

Staunton is an independent city in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia. On the 13th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Frontier Culture Museum.

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Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Staunton takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Staunton is slightly colder than Williamsburg - with highs of 50°F and lows of 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites

Virginia travel guide

History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.