7 days in Williamsburg & Virginia Beach Itinerary

7 days in Williamsburg & Virginia Beach Itinerary

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7 days in Williamsburg & Virginia Beach Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 30​min
1
Williamsburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: New York City

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Pamplin Historical Park and Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse. Family-friendly places like Jamestown Settlement and Hughlett Point Natural Area will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Williamsburg: Shirley Plantation (in Charles City) and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield). There's more to do: stroll through Yorktown Beach and appreciate the extensive heritage of Colonial National Historical Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Williamsburg itinerary 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. Traveling from New York City in April, you will find days in Williamsburg are somewhat warmer (73°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Yorktown, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, Shirley Plantation, Pamplin Historical Park, Hughlett Point Natural Area
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St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Pamplin Historical Park ©
Pamplin Historical Park
Shirley Plantation ©
Shirley Plantation

2
nights
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.
Museum of the Albemarle and Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education and Currituck Beach. Take a break from Virginia Beach with a short trip to Arts of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, examine the collection at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. April in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Corolla, Elizabeth City
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Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Museum of the Albemarle ©
Museum of the Albemarle

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