8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Alexandria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Indianapolis

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): appreciate the history behind George Washington Masonic National Memorial, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then steep yourself in history at Alexandria's Christ Church. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Carlyle House, contemplate the long history of Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, take in the waterfront at Old Town Waterfront, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally view the masterpieces at Torpedo Factory Art Center.

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Indianapolis to Alexandria is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Indianapolis in July: high temperatures in Alexandria hover around 89°F and lows are around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Alexandria

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

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Jamestown Settlement and Yankee Candle Company. Your inner history buff will appreciate Colonial Williamsburg and Governor's Palace. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, witness the site of a historic battle at Yorktown Battlefield, and cool off at Water Country USA.

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You can drive from Alexandria to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Yorktown Battlefield
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Virginia Beach: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Duck) and Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum (in Corolla). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, stroll through Virginia Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Naval Aviation Monument.

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You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. July in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Corolla, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

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