5 days in Virginia Itinerary

5 days in Virginia Itinerary

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5 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  3​h 15​min
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
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

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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 7th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Arlington travel itinerary planner.

New York City to Arlington is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Arlington, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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 8th (Sat): cool off at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace, and then contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Williamsburg day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Arlington to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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 10th (Mon), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then stroll through Sandbridge Beach, and then stroll through Virginia Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Virginia Beach travel site .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 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 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Horseback Riding Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chincoteague Island tour planning website .

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Chincoteague Island can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

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

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