7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

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7 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Virginia Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Arlington
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Newark

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Virginia Beach online trip maker .

Newark to Virginia Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Newark in May, Virginia Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

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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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 26th (Sun) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, get engrossed in the history at Historic Jamestowne, and admire the masterpieces at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg trip planner .

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

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Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, then admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia, then contemplate the long history of James Monroe's Highland, and finally steep yourself in history at Monticello.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Charlottesville online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Charlottesville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Charlottesville sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Monticello ©
Monticello
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia
James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Arlington trip planner .

You can drive from Charlottesville to Arlington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Old Town, George Washington's Mount Vernon
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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