11 days in Washington DC & Arlington Itinerary

11 days in Washington DC & Arlington Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 7 nights
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Arlington
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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 day by day itinerary now includes Jefferson Memorial, National Mall and Ford's Theatre. Shop till you drop at Eastern Market and Diehl's Produce Market. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville), Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park). There's much more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at James Madison's Montpelier.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip app.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Washington DC. In October in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©

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Arlington

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.
Arlington National Cemetery has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, then steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, and finally wander the streets of Old Town. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Appalachian Trail, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and then view the masterpieces at Torpedo Factory Art Center.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Arlington sightseeing planner.

Arlington is just a stone's throw from Washington DC. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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