15 days in Richmond & Seattle Itinerary

15 days in Richmond & Seattle Itinerary

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Richmond
— 7 nights
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Seattle
— 7 nights
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Richmond — 7 nights

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: Washington DC (National Building Museum, Washington Monument, &more), Weems-Botts Museum (in Dumfries) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of The Exchange Hotel Civil War medical Museum, grab your bike and head to Mount Vernon Trail, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Richmond trip planner.

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

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: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, walk around Volunteer Park Conservatory, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

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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