9 days in Richmond & Petersburg Itinerary

9 days in Richmond & Petersburg Itinerary

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9 days in Richmond & Petersburg Itinerary

Start: Richmond
1
Richmond
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Petersburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Richmond

5
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.
You've added American Civil War Museum- Historic Tredegar, Monument Avenue, White House of the Confederacy, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum and St. Paul's Episcopal Church. There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Maymont, admire the natural beauty at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, contemplate the long history of St. John's Episcopal Church, and ponder the world of politics at Virginia Capitol Building.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Richmond trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Richmond. June in Richmond sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Petersburg.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
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St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Virginia Capitol Building ©
Virginia Capitol Building
St. John's Episcopal Church ©
St. John's Episcopal Church

3
nights
Petersburg

Petersburg ©
Petersburg is an independent city in the U.S. You've now added Petersburg National Battlefield Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): witness the site of a historic battle at Petersburg National Battlefield Park and then take in the history at Cold Harbor Battlefield Park. Here are some ideas for day two: witness the site of a historic battle at Berkeley Plantation, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Blandford Church and Cemetery, and then admire the landmark architecture of Bacon's Castle.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Petersburg trip itinerary site .

Petersburg is just a stone's throw from Richmond. In June, daytime highs in Petersburg are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Appomattox.

Things to do in Petersburg

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Charles City, Cold Harbor Battlefield Park, Bacon's Castle
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Petersburg National Battlefield Park ©
Berkeley Plantation ©
Berkeley Plantation
Cold Harbor Battlefield Park ©
Cold Harbor Battlefield Park

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