11 days in Alexandria & Washington DC Itinerary

11 days in Alexandria & Washington DC Itinerary

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11 days in Alexandria & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Ontario
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Alexandria
— 2 nights
train:  15​min
2
Washington DC
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: Ontario

2
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
You've now added Old Town to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns and then take a stroll through Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Mount Vernon Trail, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, and finally have fun at The Capital Wheel.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Alexandria online trip planner .

Alexandria is just a short distance from Washington DC. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in November, and nighttime lows around 42°F. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Trails

Side Trips

Arlington, George Washington's Mount Vernon, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©

8
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.
You'll explore and learn at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Visit Gettysburg National Military Park and Washington National Cathedral for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Gettysburg (Knob Hall Winery, Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, & more). Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Mary McLeod Bethune Council House. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, contemplate the long history of President Lincoln's Cottage, get engrossed in the history at Newseum, and gain insight at Georgetown University.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC road trip planner .

Ontario to Washington DC is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Ontario to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. In November, Washington DC is a bit cooler than Ontario - with highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Gettysburg
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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