8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Fly
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alexandria
— 1 night
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Virginia Beach

The Resort City

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.
Attractions like Virginia Beach Boardwalk and Virginia Beach make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, see the interesting displays at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandbridge Beach, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Virginia Beach online attractions planner.

Detroit to Virginia Beach is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Detroit in June: high temperatures in Virginia Beach hover around 85°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

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Williamsburg

Colonial Capital

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 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Yorktown Battlefield, then make a splash at Water Country USA, and then stop by R.P. Wallace & Sons General Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, then contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace, then step aboard Jamestown Settlement, and finally take a memorable drive along Colonial Parkway.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg online day trip planner.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
On the 24th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Dark Hollow Falls, hike along Old Rag Mountain Hike, and then trek along Limberlost Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive and then cool off at Massanutten Indoor WaterPark.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Shenandoah National Park online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Shenandoah National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. June in Shenandoah National Park sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Alexandria.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

1
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Alexandria

Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then examine the collection at Carlyle House, then steep yourself in history at Old Town, and finally take in the waterfront at Old Town Waterfront.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Alexandria trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Shenandoah National Park to Alexandria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Alexandria are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.