32 days in Richmond & Chester Itinerary

32 days in Richmond & Chester Itinerary

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32 days in Richmond & Chester Itinerary

Start: Richmond
1
Richmond
— 15 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Chester
— 16 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Richmond

15
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.
Monticello and Virginia Capitol Building will appeal to history buffs. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Richmond's surroundings by going to Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont (in Falmouth), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Charlottesville (Les Yeux du Monde, Ivy Creek Natural Area, & more). The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, grab your bike and head to Virginia Capital Trail, stroll through Deep Run Park, and take an in-depth tour of Virginia Holocaust Museum.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Richmond itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Richmond. In July, daytime highs in Richmond are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Chester.

Things to do in Richmond

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Charlottesville, J. E. B Stuart Yellow Tavern Memorial, Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, St. Clement's Island State Park, Westmoreland State Park
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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Monticello ©
Monticello

16
nights
Chester

Chester ©
Chester is a census-designated place (CDP) in Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and Cape Charles Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Colonial Williamsburg and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Chester side-trips: Williamsburg (Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, George Wythe House, & more), Chippokes Plantation State Park (in Surry) and McLean House (in Appomattox). There's still lots to do: hike along The Noland Trail, contemplate the long history of Henricus Historical Park, see human ingenuity at work at John H Kerr Dam And Reservoir, and witness the site of a historic battle at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chester route maker app .

Chester is very close to Richmond. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Chester

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Newport News, Petersburg, Yorktown, Appomattox
Highlights from your plan
Henricus Historical Park ©
Henricus Historical Park
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

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