5 days in Richmond & Petersburg Itinerary

5 days in Richmond & Petersburg Itinerary

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5 days in Richmond & Petersburg Itinerary

Start: Newport News
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Petersburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Newport News

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the long history of St. John's Episcopal Church, examine the collection at Virginia Holocaust Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Maymont, and finally learn about all things military at Tredegar Iron Works. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along James River, explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and then engage your brain at Science Museum of Virginia.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Richmond trip itinerary builder.

Newport News to Richmond is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. September in Richmond sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Petersburg.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Virginia Holocaust Museum ©
Virginia Holocaust Museum
Tredegar Iron Works ©
Tredegar Iron Works

3
nights
Petersburg

Petersburg ©
Petersburg is an independent city in the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Petersburg National Battlefield Park and Historic St. Luke's Church Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Petersburg: Windsor Castle Park (in Smithfield) and Berkeley Plantation (in Charles City). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Pamplin Historical Park and steep yourself in history at Shirley Plantation.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Petersburg vacation builder.

Petersburg is just a short distance from Richmond. September in Petersburg sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Petersburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Smithfield, Charles City, Henricus Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Pamplin Historical Park ©
Pamplin Historical Park
Petersburg National Battlefield Park ©

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