6 days in Coastal Virginia - Eastern Shore Itinerary

6 days in Coastal Virginia - Eastern Shore Itinerary

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Williamsburg
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
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Virginia Beach
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Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©

Colonial Capital

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.
Shop till you drop at Yankee Candle Company and Williamsburg Premium Outlets. Colonial Williamsburg and Historic Jamestowne are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Williamsburg, make a side trip to see St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum in Smithfield, approximately Smithfield away. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Williamsburg Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of George Wythe House, pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and browse the different shops at Merchants Square.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg online trip itinerary builder.

Atlanta to Williamsburg is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Williamsburg

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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, then surround yourself with nature on Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours, and then look for gifts at MamerSass.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Chincoteague Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Chincoteague Island, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours ©
Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours
MamerSass ©
MamerSass

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Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©

The Resort City

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 5th (Sat): kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, see the interesting displays at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art Gallery, then kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, and finally look for gifts at Mermaid Factory.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Virginia Beach trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. December in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

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Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach