8 days in Virginia Beach & Williamsburg Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Beach & Williamsburg Itinerary

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8 days in Virginia Beach & Williamsburg Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Williamsburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wright Brothers National Memorial (in Kill Devil Hills) and Jockey's Ridge State Park (in Nags Head). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandbridge Beach, admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, and take in nature's colorful creations at Norfolk Botanical Garden.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach trip itinerary builder website .

Washington DC to Virginia Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Norfolk, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Jockey's Ridge State Park
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Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Williamsburg: St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Richmond (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, St. John's Episcopal Church, & more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace, get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg, and take a tour of Jamestown Settlement.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Williamsburg tour site .

Drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, National Museum of the Marine Corps, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

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