29 days in Richmond, Montgomery & Lansing Itinerary

29 days in Richmond, Montgomery & Lansing Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
1
Richmond
— 10 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 30 min
2
Montgomery
— 8 nights
Fly + Bus:  8 h 45 min
3
Lansing
— 9 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h
End: New York City

10
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 out of town with these interesting Richmond side-trips: Norfolk (Skystar Wheel & Chrysler Museum of Art), Charlottesville (Carter Mountain Orchard, Monticello, &more) and Williamsburg (George Wythe House, Colonial Williamsburg, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, take an in-depth tour of White House of the Confederacy, and contemplate the long history of Virginia Capitol Building.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Richmond road trip planning tool.

New York City to Richmond is an approximately 5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Montgomery.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Charlottesville, Norfolk, The Mariners' Museum & Park, Blandford Church and Cemetery
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 27:
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Monticello ©
Monticello
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

8
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Montgomery: Jordan-Hare Stadium (in Auburn), Birmingham (Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, &more) and Opelika (Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge, Tiger Town, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of National Memorial for Peace and Justice, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Montgomery trip app.

Getting from Richmond to Montgomery by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Richmond in September, you will find days in Montgomery are a bit warmer (88°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Lansing.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Birmingham, Tuskegee, Opelika, Jordan-Hare Stadium, Jackson Lake Island
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 5:
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National Memorial for Peace and Justice ©
National Memorial for Peace and Justice
Legacy Museum
Legacy Museum
Jordan-Hare Stadium ©
Jordan-Hare Stadium

9
nights
Lansing

Lansing ©
Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. Change things up with these side-trips from Lansing: Grand Rapids (Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Gerald R. Ford Museum, &more), Cascade Peace Park (in Ada) and Detroit (Belle Isle Aquarium, Detroit Institute of Arts, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Gilmore Car Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Michigan State Capitol, don't miss a visit to Lansing's First Capital Building, and catch a live event at Cooley Law School Stadium.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lansing online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Montgomery to Lansing in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Montgomery to Lansing is 1 hour. In October, Lansing is little chillier than Montgomery - with highs of 63°F and lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lansing

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Grand Rapids, Detroit, Hickory Corners, Jackson, Frankenmuth
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 15:
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Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park ©
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford

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