6 days in Williamsburg & Chincoteague Island Itinerary

6 days in Williamsburg & Chincoteague Island Itinerary

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6 days in Williamsburg & Chincoteague Island Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
1
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Jamestown Settlement. Get out of town with these interesting Williamsburg side-trips: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (in Richmond) and Kings Dominion (in Doswell). There's much more to do: make a splash at Water Country USA, steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and have some family-friendly fun at Bounce House & Laser Tag.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg road trip planner.

New York City to Williamsburg is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kings Dominion, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA
Kings Dominion ©
Kings Dominion

2
nights
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 (Mon): stroll through Bike Depot and then explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cast your line with a fishing tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chincoteague Island attractions app .

You can drive from Williamsburg to Chincoteague Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Williamsburg in August: highs in Chincoteague Island hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

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