9 days in Virginia Beach & Coronado Itinerary

9 days in Virginia Beach & Coronado Itinerary

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9 days in Virginia Beach & Coronado Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
Drive:  30​min
1
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  9​h
2
Coronado
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Norfolk

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colonial Williamsburg and Brock Environmental Center - Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Historic Jamestowne and Bruton Parish Episcopal Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Point Comfort Lighthouse (in Hampton), St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield) and Williamsburg (Jamestown Settlement, George Wythe House, & more). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at First Landing State Park, go for a walk through Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Memorial, learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Virginia Beach itinerary planner .

Norfolk to Virginia Beach is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of tram and bus. In January, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Coronado.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Williamsburg, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, Old Point Comfort Lighthouse
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©

4
nights
Coronado

Coronado ©
Coronado is a resort city located in San Diego County, California, across the San Diego Bay from downtown San Diego. Get a sense of the local culture at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Pamo Valley Winery. Get in touch with nature at La Jolla Cove and Laguna Mountain Recreation Area. Get out of town with these interesting Coronado side-trips: inaja Memorial Picnic Sight (in Julian), Sal Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve (in Cardiff-by-the-Sea) and Borrego Palm Canyon Nature Trail (in Borrego Springs). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, and head off the coast to Coronado Island.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Coronado online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Virginia Beach to Coronado takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Virginia Beach in February, with highs in Coronado at 67°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Coronado

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

San Diego, Pamo Valley Winery, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Borrego Palm Canyon Nature Trail, inaja Memorial Picnic Sight
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Coronado Island ©
Coronado Island
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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