7 days in Williamsburg, Norfolk & Virginia Beach Itinerary

7 days in Williamsburg, Norfolk & Virginia Beach Itinerary

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7 days in Williamsburg, Norfolk & Virginia Beach Itinerary

Start: Williamsburg
1
Williamsburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Norfolk
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Virginia Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Williamsburg

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Virginia Living Museum, Jamestown Discovery Boat Tour and Governor's Palace. There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Williamsburg. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Norfolk.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Virginia Living Museum
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Governor's Palace ©
Governor's Palace
Virginia Living Museum ©
Virginia Living Museum

2
nights
Norfolk

Norfolk ©
Norfolk formed around a natural harbor that’s home to the world’s largest naval base, which helped cement the city as a keystone for strategic military planning and government.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Norfolk Botanical Garden, then take an in-depth tour of Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Buckroe Beach and Park. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum, then kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, then examine the collection at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Virginia Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Norfolk using our trip planner.

Getting from Williamsburg to Norfolk by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Norfolk are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Norfolk

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Virginia Beach, Hampton
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): engage your brain at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Henry Lighthouse, and finally admire the majestic nature at First Landing State Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip planner .

Virginia Beach is just a short distance from Norfolk. In July, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
First Landing State Park ©
First Landing State Park

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