8 days in Richmond, Saint Louis & Virginia Beach Itinerary

8 days in Richmond, Saint Louis & Virginia Beach Itinerary

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8 days in Richmond, Saint Louis & Virginia Beach Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h
1
Richmond
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at High Bridge Trail State Park and Mackay Island Wildlife Refuge. Popular historic sites such as Colonial Williamsburg and Historic Jamestowne are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and take in nature's colorful creations at Maymont.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Richmond journey tool .

New York City to Richmond is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Richmond, with lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Mackay Island Wildlife Refuge, High Bridge Trail State Park
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Take a break from the city and head to Saint Louis Zoo and Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Explore Saint Louis' surroundings by going to Wildwood (Bluff View Trail & Rockwoods Reservation). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sachs Butterfly House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, and ride a horse along Edgar M. Queeny County Park.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Saint Louis trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Richmond to Saint Louis in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Richmond to Saint Louis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Richmond in December: high temperatures in Saint Louis hover around 45°F and lows are around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Wildwood, Edgar M. Queeny County Park, Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Sachs Butterfly House
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Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Sachs Butterfly House ©
Sachs Butterfly House

1
night
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Brock Environmental Center - Chesapeake Bay Foundation, then look for all kinds of wild species at Weyanoke Bird and Wildflower Sanctuary, and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Saint Louis to Virginia Beach by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Saint Louis to Virginia Beach, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Saint Louis in December, with highs in Virginia Beach at 56°F and lows at 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge, Weyanoke Bird and Wildflower Sanctuary
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