22 days in Roanoke & Richmond Itinerary

22 days in Roanoke & Richmond Itinerary

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Roanoke
— 2 nights
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— 19 nights
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Roanoke

— 2 nights
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Virginia Museum of Transportation, then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, then see the interesting displays at O. Winston Link Museum, and finally stop by Chocolatepaper. Here are some ideas for day two: browse for treasures at Black Dog Salvage, then don't miss a visit to Center in the Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Episcopal Church, and finally walk around Mill Mountain Star & Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Roanoke online trip planner.

Knoxville to Roanoke is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Roanoke can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Roanoke

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Shopping
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Richmond

— 19 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Richmond side-trips: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Yorktown), Williamsburg (Colonial Williamsburg, Veterans Park, &more) and Skin+Touch Therapy (in Fredericksburg). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Marine Corps, and admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Richmond trip app.

Traveling by car from Roanoke to Richmond takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in April, and nighttime lows around 47°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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