8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Richmond
1
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Cleveland
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
White Sulphur Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Richmond

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Cemetery and then take an in-depth tour of Pamplin Historical Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, admire the natural beauty at Maymont, then explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and finally stroll the grounds of African Burial Ground.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Richmond tour itinerary builder app .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Richmond. In May, daytime highs in Richmond are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Richmond

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pamplin Historical Park
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Pamplin Historical Park ©
Pamplin Historical Park
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Maymont ©
Maymont

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore) and Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

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You can drive from Richmond to Washington DC in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Washington DC are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg National Military Park, Horseshoe Casino
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, then explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and then don't miss a visit to A Christmas Story House.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cleveland trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Cleveland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cleveland: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to White Sulphur Springs.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums
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The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
A Christmas Story House ©
A Christmas Story House

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White Sulphur Springs

White Sulphur Springs ©
White Sulphur Springs is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): do a tasting at Watts Roost Vineyard, Head underground at Lost World Caverns, and then identify plant and animal life at Blue Bend Recreation Area.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the White Sulphur Springs trip website .

Traveling by car from Cleveland to White Sulphur Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Cleveland in May, White Sulphur Springs is slightly colder at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in White Sulphur Springs

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trip

Lewisburg
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Lost World Caverns ©
Lost World Caverns
Watts Roost Vineyard ©
Watts Roost Vineyard

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