10 days in Washington DC, Arlington & Gettysburg Itinerary

10 days in Washington DC, Arlington & Gettysburg Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 6 nights
2
Arlington
— 1 night
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights

6
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Jefferson Memorial, Ford's Theatre, National World War II Memorial, and other attractions. National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of National Mall, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Washington DC. In March, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

1
night
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pentagon Memorial, Pentagon Row and Arlington National Cemetery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Arlington online vacation builder.

Arlington is just a short distance from Washington DC. In April, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church ©
Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church
Pentagon Row ©
Pentagon Row

2
nights
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then pause for some photo ops at Abraham Lincoln Statue, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg trip planning website.

Drive from Arlington to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Arlington in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Gettysburg, with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Gettysburg Museum of History ©
Gettysburg Museum of History

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