3 days in Yorktown, Williamsburg & Norfolk Itinerary

3 days in Yorktown, Williamsburg & Norfolk Itinerary

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3 days in Yorktown, Williamsburg & Norfolk Itinerary

Start: Newport News
Drive:  30​min
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Yorktown
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
2
Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Norfolk
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
End: Newport News

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Yorktown

Yorktown ©
Yorktown is a census-designated place (CDP) in York County, Virginia, United States. On the 17th (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at Yorktown National Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Moore House, then take in the history at Yorktown Battlefield, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Colonial National Historical Park.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yorktown itinerary website .

Newport News to Yorktown is an approximately half hour car ride. In July in Yorktown, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Yorktown

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Yorktown Battlefield ©
Yorktown Battlefield
Colonial National Historical Park ©
Colonial National Historical Park
Yorktown National Cemetery ©
Yorktown National Cemetery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate the long history of George Wythe House, pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg Wetherburn Tavern, explore the striking landscape of Historic Jamestowne, then step aboard Jamestown Settlement, and finally stop by Silver Hand Meadery.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Williamsburg trip builder tool .

Williamsburg is very close to Yorktown. July in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Norfolk.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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George Wythe House ©
George Wythe House
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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Norfolk

Norfolk ©
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 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio, then take an in-depth tour of MacArthur Memorial, then enjoy some diversion at Harbor Park, and finally stroll through Sarah Constant Beach Park.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Norfolk vacation planner .

You can drive from Williamsburg to Norfolk in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Norfolk, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Norfolk

Museums Fun & Games Outdoors
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MacArthur Memorial ©
MacArthur Memorial
The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio ©
The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio
Harbor Park ©
Harbor Park

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