8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
1
Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Mineral
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Alexandria
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island ©
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
On the 27th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: stop by Pony Tails, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then shop like a local with Tryfan Gallery.

Before you visit Chincoteague Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Philadelphia to Chincoteague Island is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. July in Chincoteague Island sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tryfan Gallery ©
Tryfan Gallery

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): let the kids burn off some steam at Grommet Island Park, then kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk. On the next day, stop by Drizzles, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Charles Beach, and then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach road trip site .

Traveling by car from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Cape Charles
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Drizzles ©
Drizzles

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.
On the 31st (Wed), steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, then steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, and finally view the masterpieces at Williamsburg Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: take a tour of Jamestown Settlement, contemplate the long history of Historic Jamestowne, and then stop by Yankee Candle Company.

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Getting from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mineral.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

1
night
Mineral

Mineral
Mineral is a town in Louisa County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): learn about winemaking at Cooper Vineyards.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mineral day trip planner.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Mineral in 2 hours. Traveling from Williamsburg in August, Mineral is a bit cooler at night with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Mineral

Wineries

Side Trip

Cooper Vineyards

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 3rd (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Torpedo Factory Art Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Alexandria trip planner .

Getting from Mineral to Alexandria by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mineral in August since evenings lows in Alexandria dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Old Town ©
Old Town

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