7 days in Richmond, Washington DC & New Jersey Itinerary

7 days in Richmond, Washington DC & New Jersey Itinerary

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7 days in Richmond, Washington DC & New Jersey Itinerary

Start: Harrison
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Atlantic City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Harrison

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 29th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, then don't miss a visit to Maymont, then explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and finally take a stroll through Carytown. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Executive Mansion, and then ponder the world of politics at Virginia Capitol Building.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Richmond online trip maker .

Harrison to Richmond is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Harrison in April, expect nights in Richmond to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Virginia Capitol Building ©
Virginia Capitol Building
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Maymont ©
Maymont

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC day trip tool .

Drive from Richmond to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Washington DC

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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Atlantic City

Atlantic City ©
The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): try to win big at Borgata Casino, try to win big at Caesars Atlantic City Casino, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Atlantic City Boardwalk.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlantic City trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Washington DC to Atlantic City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, Atlantic City is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Fun & Games Casinos Neighborhoods
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Borgata Casino ©
Borgata Casino
Atlantic City Boardwalk ©
Atlantic City Boardwalk
Caesars Atlantic City Casino ©
Caesars Atlantic City Casino

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