8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Virginia Beach
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Virginia Beach — 2 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Virginia Beach Boardwalk and Military Aviation Museum. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Norfolk Botanical Garden, and see the interesting displays at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Virginia Beach trip itinerary planner.

Los Angeles to Virginia Beach is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in March; daily highs in Virginia Beach reach 57°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.
Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trip

Williamsburg — 3 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Colonial Williamsburg and The Mariners' Museum & Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Historic Jamestowne, get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the exciting artwork at Williamsburg Art Gallery, and step aboard Jamestown Settlement.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Williamsburg vacation 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 March, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Alexandria.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks
Side Trip

Alexandria — 2 nights

Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, and then make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): contemplate the long history of The Rising Sun Tavern, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps, and then see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Alexandria online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Williamsburg to Alexandria takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Williamsburg in March: highs in Alexandria hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips

Virginia travel guide

History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
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.