8 days in Coastal Virginia - Eastern Shore Itinerary

8 days in Coastal Virginia - Eastern Shore Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
2
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
3
Chincoteague Island
— 1 night

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 Beach is known for beaches, zoos & aquariums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, explore the activities along Owl Creek, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach, and learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach online trip planner.

New York City to Virginia Beach is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Norfolk
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Chrysler Museum of Art ©
Chrysler Museum of Art
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center ©

3
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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 5th (Sat) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, look for gifts at Quirks of Art, browse the exhibits of Historic Jamestowne, and see the interesting displays at Virginia Musical Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg trip planner.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

1
night
Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island ©
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Chincoteague Island day trip app.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Chincoteague Island in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Chincoteague Island are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge