8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Plainfield
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Alexandria
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Plainfield

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Jamestown Settlement. Colonial Williamsburg and Governor's Palace will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Historic Jamestowne, steep yourself in history at Yorktown Battlefield, pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and look for gifts at The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Williamsburg itinerary builder .

Plainfield to Williamsburg is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Plainfield in July; daily highs in Williamsburg reach 91°F and lows reach 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Yorktown Battlefield
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

1
night
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 23rd (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Virginia Beach trip planner .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

2
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Get some historical perspective at Old Town and Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Alexandria's Christ Church, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, cool off at Cameron Run Regional Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Torpedo Factory Art Center.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Alexandria trip builder website .

Fly from Virginia Beach to Alexandria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House ©
Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House
Alexandria's Christ Church ©
Alexandria's Christ Church

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