10 days in Tacoma & Arlington Itinerary

10 days in Tacoma & Arlington Itinerary

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Tacoma
— 4 nights
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Arlington
— 5 nights
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Tacoma

Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tacoma: Mount Rainier National Park (Skyline Trail & Mount Rainier) and Mount Ellinor (in Olympic National Park). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museum of Glass, get outside with Gig Harbor Fly Shop, don't miss a visit to Union Station, and see the interesting displays at Washington State History Museum.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tacoma day trip website.

Seattle to Tacoma is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In September in Tacoma, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Arlington.

Things to do in Tacoma

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

5
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Arlington

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Venture out of the city with trips to Luray Caverns (in Luray), Roddy Road Covered Bridge (in Thurmont) and Gettysburg (Horseback Riding Tours, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, grab your bike and head to Mount Vernon Trail, and admire the landmark architecture of George Washington's Mount Vernon.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Arlington trip planner.

Fly from Tacoma to Arlington in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Tacoma to Arlington due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tacoma in September: high temperatures in Arlington hover around 82°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips