8 days in Williamsburg & Virginia Beach Itinerary

8 days in Williamsburg & Virginia Beach Itinerary

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8 days in Williamsburg & Virginia Beach Itinerary

Start: Williamsburg
1
Williamsburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Williamsburg

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, Williamsburg Winery and Colonial Williamsburg. Get out of town with these interesting Williamsburg side-trips: Richmond (Maymont & Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden). The adventure continues: make a splash at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, take an in-depth tour of Historic Jamestowne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and take a tour of Jamestown Settlement.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Williamsburg trip builder tool .

In May, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Yorktown
Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

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.
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then see the interesting displays at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: take a tour of Battleship Wisconsin, then learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Virginia Beach road trip website .

Drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Norfolk, Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum

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