7 days in Richmond & Swansboro Itinerary

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Richmond
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Swansboro
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Richmond — 4 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.
Explore Richmond's surroundings by going to Washington DC (National Portrait Gallery, White House, &more), Charlottesville (Monticello & Mulberry Row) and Williamsburg (Colonial Williamsburg & Busch Gardens Williamsburg). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Cemetery, take in nature's colorful creations at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, and appreciate the history behind Bill Bojangles Robinson Monument.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Richmond online holiday planner.

Durham to Richmond is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Richmond are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Swansboro.
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Swansboro — 2 nights

Swansboro is a town in Onslow County, North Carolina, United States, located along the Atlantic Ocean. On the 25th (Mon), stop by Candy Edventure and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverfront Park, Swansboro, NC. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Hammocks Beach State Park and then deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Eco Tours.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Swansboro trip planner.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Swansboro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Swansboro when traveling from Richmond in April, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive back home.
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