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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colonial Williamsburg and Historic Jamestowne. Escape the urban bustle at High Bridge Trail State Park and Mackay Island Wildlife Refuge. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and admire the natural beauty at Maymont.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Richmond trip itinerary maker website .

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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Richmond, with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to 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.
Visiting Saint Louis Zoo and Sachs Butterfly House will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Louis side-trips: Wildwood (Bluff View Trail & Rockwoods Reservation) and Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary (in West Alton). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Edgar M. Queeny County Park and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Richmond to Saint Louis takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Richmond to Saint Louis is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Richmond in December; daily highs in Saint Louis reach 45°F and lows reach 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the architecture and history at Brock Environmental Center - Chesapeake Bay Foundation, identify plant and animal life at Weyanoke Bird and Wildflower Sanctuary, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Virginia Beach trip planner.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Virginia Beach is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Saint Louis in December; daily highs in Virginia Beach reach 56°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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