3 days in Washington DC & Norfolk Itinerary

3 days in Washington DC & Norfolk Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 1 night
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Norfolk
— 1 night
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Washington DC — 1 night

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner.

Washington to Washington DC is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Washington in May since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Norfolk.
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Norfolk — 1 night

Norfolk formed around a natural harbor that’s home to the world’s largest naval base, which helped cement the city as a keystone for strategic military planning and government.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): step aboard Battleship Wisconsin at Nauticus and then admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Norfolk trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Norfolk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Norfolk are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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