In mid-August, we will be visiting Williamsburg, VA and then flying home from Richmond. We have an extra day that we would like to use to visit Monticello (my son and husband are huge president buffs). What I'm thinking is leaving Williamsburg first thing on that Tuesday morning, touring Jamestown (not sure Settlement or Historic yet) then heading on to Richmond for the evening and maybe take in a few sights there. Our flight does not leave until the following day, Wednesday, until late afternoon. So I was thinking to check out of our Richmond hotel Wednesday morning and head up to Monticello before turning around and heading for the airport early afternoon. Does this sound feasible with traffic and if so, would the recommendation be to stay on the northern side of Richmond to get to Monticello quickly? Any thoughts on the itinerary would be welcome.