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Alexandria (Virginia) to Virginia Beach drive

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  Alexandria (Virginia)
 Kings Dominion
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Alexandria (Virginia) to Virginia Beach road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Alexandria (Virginia) to Virginia Beach. If you're planning a road trip to Virginia Beach, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Alexandria (Virginia) and Virginia Beach. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Alexandria (Virginia) and Virginia Beach. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Alexandria (Virginia)
drive for about 59 minutes

10:59 am  Fredericksburg
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:59 am
drive for about 48 minutes

12:47 pm  stay at Kings Dominion
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:47 pm
drive for about 35 minutes

2:21 pm  Richmond
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:21 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:25 pm  Williamsburg
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:25 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

6:19 pm  Norfolk
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:19 pm
drive for about 20 minutes

7:39 pm  arrive in Virginia Beach

driving ≈ 4.5 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Alexandria, Virginia.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Fredericksburg  (2 answers)

Kings Dominion  (2 mentions)

Richmond  (10 answers)
    Carytown  (4 mentions)
    Virginia Museum of Fine Arts  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Richmond:
        Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue
    hotels around Richmond:
        The Jefferson Hotel
    questions about Richmond:
        What is there to do in Richmond?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Richmond?
        Nightlife in Richmond & hotels?

Williamsburg  (10 answers)
    Busch Gardens Williamsburg  (4 mentions)
    questions about Williamsburg:

Norfolk  (9 answers)
    questions about Norfolk:
        Ships Leaving

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Virginia Beach, Virginia.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

What are some things to do in Virginia Beach?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Virginia Beach. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Virginia Beach for a first time visitor?  (3 answers)

profile  L from New York State asked:
Hotels in Virgina Beach & restaurant suggestions?  (2 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Virginia Beach.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Virginia Beach to Alexandria (Virginia) drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Alexandria (Virginia)? Try searching for places within 3 hours of Alexandria (Virginia).

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Alexandria (Virginia) to Virginia Beach. Or get a full Alexandria (Virginia) to Virginia Beach flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Alexandria (Virginia) well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Alexandria (Virginia)!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 204 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 12 minutes
19 Alexandria (Virginia) travel answers
2 Fredericksburg travel answers
10 Richmond travel answers
10 Williamsburg travel answers
9 Norfolk travel answers
21 Virginia Beach travel answers


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