9 days in Virginia Beach & Tampa Itinerary

9 days in Virginia Beach & Tampa Itinerary

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9 days in Virginia Beach & Tampa Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
Drive:  30​min
1
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Tampa
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Norfolk

2
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Virginia Beach side-trips: Weyanoke Bird and Wildflower Sanctuary (in Norfolk), Newport News (The Mariners' Museum & Park & The Noland Trail) and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum, take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art, and don't miss a visit to Naval Aviation Monument.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Virginia Beach trip planning app .

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. May in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Norfolk, Newport News, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
Highlights from your plan
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

6
nights
Tampa

Tampa ©
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampa: Seaside Seabird Sanctuary (in Indian Shores), Orlando (Walt Disney World Resort, Magic Kingdom Park, & more) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Madeira Beach). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Busch Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Clearwater Beach, and look for gifts at La Faraona Cigars.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tampa trip itinerary app .

Fly from Virginia Beach to Tampa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Virginia Beach in May: high temperatures in Tampa hover around 89°F and lows are around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Orlando, Parasailing & Paragliding, Seaside Seabird Sanctuary, Clearwater Beach
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ©
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Disney's Animal Kingdom ©
Disney's Animal Kingdom

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