15 days in Richmond & Seattle Itinerary

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Seattle
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Richmond — 7 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Richmond: Weems-Botts Museum (in Dumfries), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Washington DC (National Building Museum, Washington Monument, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of The Exchange Hotel Civil War medical Museum, explore the landscape on two wheels at Mount Vernon Trail, and get a sense of history and politics at Virginia Capitol Building.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Richmond trip itinerary planning website.

Norfolk to Richmond is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Richmond are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to fly to Seattle.
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Seattle — 7 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Seattle is known for museums, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, walk around Volunteer Park Conservatory, and see Seattle Art Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Richmond to Seattle takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Richmond in January, with lows around 38°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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