7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

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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.
Family-friendly places like Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Governor's Palace will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Historic Jamestowne, stop by The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg, walk around Colonial National Historical Park, and take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg tour itinerary planning site.

New York City to Williamsburg is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Williamsburg, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Nature

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Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Family-friendly places like The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Mount Vernon Trail will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alexandria: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, steep yourself in history at George Washington's Mount Vernon, stroll around Grist Mill Park, and appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Alexandria road trip planning website.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Alexandria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. When traveling from Williamsburg in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Alexandria: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Virginia travel guide

Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
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.