7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

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7 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Belfast
Fly + Drive:  20​h
1
Alexandria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  15​h
End: Belfast

1
night
Alexandria

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 1st (Sun), explore the galleries of George Washington's Mount Vernon, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Marine Corps, and then examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery and then get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Alexandria driving holiday planning website .

Belfast, UK to Alexandria is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Belfast to Alexandria due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Belfast in July, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Alexandria: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Arlington, National Museum of the Marine Corps, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take a tour of Jamestown Settlement, steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne, and then take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg. On the next day, make a splash at Water Country USA.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Williamsburg online journey planner .

You can drive from Alexandria to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of subway, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

1
night
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 5th (Thu): get curious at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

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

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