12 days in Lansing, Williamsburg & Charleston Itinerary

12 days in Lansing, Williamsburg & Charleston Itinerary

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12 days in Lansing, Williamsburg & Charleston Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  5​h
Lansing
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Williamsburg
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h
Charleston
— 4 nights
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Fly + train + foot + train:  4​h 30​min
New York City

1
day
Lansing

Lansing
Lansing is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. On the 20th (Wed), look for gifts at Gayety's Chocolates & Ice Cream and then try to win big at Horseshoe Hammond Casino.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Lansing online itinerary creator.

New York City to Lansing is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in Lansing dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Lansing

Fun & Games Casinos Shopping

Side Trip

Horseshoe Hammond Casino
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Horseshoe Hammond Casino
Horseshoe Hammond Casino
Gayety's Chocolates & Ice Cream ©
Gayety's Chocolates & Ice Cream

5
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yorktown Battlefield and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Colonial Williamsburg and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Explore Williamsburg's surroundings by going to Petersburg (Petersburg National Battlefield Park & Pamplin Historical Park) and Shirley Plantation (in Charles City). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, steep yourself in history at Bassett Hall, look for gifts at WILLIAMSBURG Craft House, and explore the world behind art at DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Williamsburg vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lansing to Williamsburg. Traveling from Lansing to Williamsburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Williamsburg is somewhat warmer than Lansing - with highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Petersburg, Yorktown, Shirley Plantation
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Yorktown Battlefield ©
Yorktown Battlefield
Petersburg National Battlefield Park ©
Pamplin Historical Park
Pamplin Historical Park

4
days
Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and largest city of the State of West Virginia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tamarack and Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum. Thurmond and Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Charleston: Blenko Glass Co (in Milton), Point Pleasant (Point Pleasant River Museum & Mothman Museum) and Fayetteville (River Rafting & Tubing & New River Gorge Bridge). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of West Virginia State Museum, enjoy the sea views from Summersville Lake Retreat & Lighthouse, get a sense of history and politics at West Virginia Governor's Mansion, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Capitol Market.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Charleston sightseeing planner.

Drive from Williamsburg to Charleston in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Williamsburg in September; daily highs in Charleston reach 79°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Beckley, Point Pleasant, Thurmond, Blenko Glass Co, New River Gorge Bridge
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Tamarack ©
Tamarack
West Virginia State Museum ©
West Virginia State Museum
Mothman Museum
Mothman Museum

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