15 days in Richmond & Williamsburg Itinerary

15 days in Richmond & Williamsburg Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia sightseeing planner

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Richmond
— 7 nights
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Williamsburg
— 5 nights
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Richmond
— 2 nights
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Richmond

— 7 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Battleship Wisconsin and Westmoreland State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Richmond: NRA National Firearms Museum (in Fairfax), Fredericksburg (Kenmore Plantation and Gardens, Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, &more) and Albert Einstein Memorial (in Washington DC). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Virginia Holocaust Museum, witness the site of a historic battle at Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center, contemplate the waterfront views at James River, and learn about all things military at Tredegar Iron Works.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Richmond itinerary planner.

Orlando to Richmond is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Richmond are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. You'll set off for Williamsburg on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Richmond

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Williamsburg

— 5 nights

Colonial Capital

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and Colonial National Historical Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Williamsburg: Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum (in Hampton) and Newport News (The Mariners' Museum & Park & The Noland Trail). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Yankee Candle Village, walk around Waller Mill Park, and kick back and relax at Yorktown Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Williamsburg online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Richmond to Williamsburg by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Richmond.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond

— 2 nights

The River City

Step off the beaten path and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Neptune's Park. Get out of town with these interesting Richmond side-trips: Petersburg National Battlefield Park (in Petersburg), Pocahontas State Park (in Chesterfield) and Virginia Beach (King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk & Naval Aviation Monument). Explore Richmond further: stroll the grounds of Blandford Church and Cemetery, don't miss a visit to African Burial Ground, get engrossed in the history at Agecroft Hall & Gardens, and admire the natural beauty at Chimborazo Park.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Richmond trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Richmond in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Adventure

Side Trips