13 days in Richmond & Washington DC Itinerary

13 days in Richmond & Washington DC Itinerary

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Richmond
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 10 nights

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Richmond

The River City

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Shockoe Bottom Clay, then take a stroll through Fan District, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Deep Run Park, learn about winemaking at Blue Bee Cider, then contemplate the long history of The John Marshall House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Richmond online trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiports are Richmond International Airport, Newport News Williamsburg International Airport and Langley Air Force Base. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors

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Washington DC

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.
Get in touch with nature at Devils Den and The Eternal Light Peace Memorial. Step off the beaten path and head to Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens and National Postal Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), Billy Goat Trail (in Potomac) and Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas). Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Great Falls Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Shriver House Museum, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Women in the Arts, admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, and hit the best photo ops around with Washington Photo Safari.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC driving holiday planner.

Drive from Richmond to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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