29 days in Richmond, Montgomery & Lansing Itinerary

29 days in Richmond, Montgomery & Lansing Itinerary

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29 days in Richmond, Montgomery & Lansing Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Richmond
— 10 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Montgomery
— 8 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
3
Lansing
— 9 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
End: New York City

10
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Richmond: Norfolk (Skystar Wheel & Chrysler Museum of Art), Charlottesville (Carter Mountain Orchard, Monticello, & more) and Williamsburg (George Wythe House, Colonial Williamsburg, & more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, get a sense of history and politics at Virginia Capitol Building, admire all the interesting features of Maymont, and admire the natural beauty at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Richmond day trip planner .

New York City to Richmond is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Montgomery.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Charlottesville, Norfolk, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Blandford Church and Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Monticello ©
Monticello

8
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Opelika (Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge, Tiger Town, & more), Jordan-Hare Stadium (in Auburn) and Birmingham (Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, & more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, make a trip to Civil Rights Memorial Center, take an in-depth tour of Equal Justice Initiative, and get your bearings at Alabama Department of Archives and History.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Montgomery trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Richmond to Montgomery takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Richmond to Montgomery. Traveling from Richmond in September, you will find days in Montgomery are a bit warmer (88°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lansing.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Birmingham, Tuskegee, Opelika, Jackson Lake Island, Jordan-Hare Stadium
Highlights from your plan
National Memorial for Peace and Justice ©
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum

9
nights
Lansing

Lansing ©
Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. Get out of town with these interesting Lansing side-trips: Detroit (Belle Isle Aquarium, Detroit Institute of Arts, & more), Grand Rapids (Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Gerald R. Ford Museum, & more) and Cascade Peace Park (in Ada). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, stroll around Hawk Island Park, have some family-friendly fun at EpIQ Escapes, and make a trip to Lansing's First Capital Building.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lansing trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Montgomery to Lansing in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Montgomery to Lansing. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Montgomery in October, with highs in Lansing at 63°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lansing

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Detroit, Grand Rapids, Dearborn, Frankenmuth, Hickory Corners
Highlights from your plan
Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford

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