8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Virginia Beach
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Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
On the 16th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Ford Orientation Center, see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Alexandria vacation planner.

Philadelphia to Alexandria is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. April in Alexandria sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips


— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, stop by Silver Hand Meadery, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): take a tour of Jamestown Settlement and then contemplate the long history of Historic Jamestowne.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Williamsburg road trip app.

Getting from Alexandria to Williamsburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. April in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Virginia Beach

— 2 nights

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 20th (Tue), sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, examine the collection at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): play a few rounds at Heron Ridge Golf Club, kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, then sample the fine beverages at Chesapeake Bay Distillery, and finally stroll through Chick's Beach.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Chincoteague Island

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Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Bike Depot, get outside with Donald J. Leonard, and then see majestic marine mammals with Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Chincoteague Island trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Virginia Beach in April, expect nights in Chincoteague Island to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are slightly colder, around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Virginia travel guide

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.