5 days in Central Virginia & Colorado Springs Itinerary

5 days in Central Virginia & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Richmond
— 1 day
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights

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Richmond

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.
On the 8th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Monument Avenue, then explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, then admire the natural beauty at Maymont, and finally don't miss a visit to African Burial Ground.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read Richmond road trip website.

Washington DC to Richmond is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Maymont ©
Maymont
Monument Avenue ©
Monument Avenue

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Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©

Hoo-Ville

Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Monticello and then contemplate the long history of The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Charlottesville planner.

You can drive from Richmond to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in March, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garden of the Gods, cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, gain insight at United States Air Force Academy, and brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Charlottesville to Colorado Springs takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Charlottesville to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Charlottesville in March since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 28°F. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure ©
The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure

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