11 days in Arlington & Washington DC Itinerary

11 days in Arlington & Washington DC Itinerary

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11 days in Arlington & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Arlington
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
2
Washington DC
— 10 nights
End: Washington DC

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Arlington

Arlington
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Arlington trip itinerary planner .

Salt Lake City to Arlington is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Arlington is 2 hours. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, expect nights in Arlington to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are slightly colder, around 87°F. You'll set off for Washington DC on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Arlington

Parks Historic Sites Museums

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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 The Pentagon, Hirshorn Museum of Art, International Spy Museum, and other attractions. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Riversdale House Museum and Shenandoah Valley Artworks. You'll explore and learn at National Air and Space Museum and Madame Tussauds DC. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center & Little Round Top), Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and Baltimore (USS Constellation, Loring Cornish Gallery, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, stop by The Christmas Haus, and get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip planning tool .

Washington DC is just a stone's throw from Arlington. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 71°F. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Baltimore, Gettysburg, Arlington, Alexandria, George Washington's Mount Vernon
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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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