8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Arlington
— 1 night
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Williamsburg
— 4 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
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Arlington

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
On the 6th (Sat), catch a live performance at Tally Ho Theatre, then admire the striking features of George C. Marshall's Dodona Manor, then examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Little Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, then make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, and finally take a stroll through Old Town.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Arlington travel route planner.

Orlando to Arlington is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in November, expect nights in Arlington to be much colder, around 42°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

Side Trips

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4
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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.
Attractions like Colonial Williamsburg and Governor's Palace make great kid-friendly stops. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum and DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Williamsburg: Newport News (The Mariners' Museum & Park & Virginia War Museum). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg Wetherburn Tavern, and take a tour of Jamestown Settlement.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Williamsburg trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Arlington to Williamsburg in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and train; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

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Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Site
Historic Jamestowne
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Jamestown Settlement ©
Historic Site
Jamestown Settlement
4.6

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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.
On the 12th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, then see the interesting displays at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Town Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Military Aviation Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandbridge Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach online tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in November, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Sandbridge Beach ©
Must see
Sandbridge Beach
4.7
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Museum
Military Aviation Museum
4.8

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