6 days in Raleigh & Virginia Itinerary

6 days in Raleigh & Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Raleigh
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Raleigh
— 1 night
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 1 night
Fly
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Alexandria
— 1 night
Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Cardiff

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Raleigh

— 1 night

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
On the 3rd (Sun), learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and then see the interesting displays at CAM Raleigh. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): deepen your understanding at Duke University and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Raleigh travel itinerary planner.

Cardiff, UK to Raleigh is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Cardiff to Raleigh, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cardiff in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Raleigh: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Virginia Beach

— 1 night

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 (Tue): take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, and then sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Virginia Beach vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Raleigh to Virginia Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Williamsburg

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Historic Jamestowne, then steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Williamsburg trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Alexandria.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Alexandria

— 1 night
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, and then make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Alexandria online trip maker.

You can fly from Williamsburg to Alexandria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Williamsburg in April, plan for little chillier days in Alexandria, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Virginia travel guide

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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.