7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Alexandria
— 1 day
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Washington
— 1 night
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
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Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
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Alexandria

Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
On the 5th (Sat), take a stroll through Old Town, then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Fair Winds Brewing Company.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Alexandria online holiday planner.

Savannah to Alexandria is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Savannah in December; daily highs in Alexandria reach 51°F and lows reach 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Washington.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Washington

Washington is a town in and the county seat of Rappahannock County, Virginia, United States. On the 6th (Sun), do a tasting at Little Washington Winery, then learn about winemaking at Desert Rose Ranch & Winery, then shop like a local with R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Little Washington Spa.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Washington trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Alexandria to Washington in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Alexandria in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 32°F in Washington. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Washington

Wineries · Spas · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Colonial National Historical Park and then browse the exhibits of Colonial Williamsburg. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne, steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, and then look for gifts at Silver Hand Meadery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Williamsburg trip planning website.

You can drive from Washington to Williamsburg in 3 hours. In December, Williamsburg is somewhat warmer than Washington - with highs of 56°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandbridge Beach, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then sample the fine beverages at Chesapeake Bay Distillery.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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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 11th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Chincoteague Island road trip planning tool.

Getting from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in December, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Virginia travel guide

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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.