11 days in Washington DC, Arlington & Chincoteague Island Itinerary

11 days in Washington DC, Arlington & Chincoteague Island Itinerary

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11 days in Washington DC, Arlington & Chincoteague Island Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Arlington
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Chincoteague Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

4
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've added Luray Caverns, Tidal Basin, National Zoological Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Take a break from Washington DC with a short trip to Boating In DC at National Harbor in National Harbor, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Old Town and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC online sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Washington DC. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Arlington.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Boating In DC at National Harbor, Old Town, Luray Caverns
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3
nights
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 Kent Island as well as Arlington National Cemetery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tomb of the Unknowns and John F. Kennedy Grave Site. Step out of Arlington to go to Vienna and see Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, which is approximately 34 minutes away. It doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Tysons Corner Center and appreciate the history behind Air Force Memorial.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Arlington trip planner .

Arlington is very close to Washington DC. In June, daytime highs in Arlington are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Arlington

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tysons Corner Center, Kent Island, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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nights
Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island ©
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chincoteague Island trip planner.

You can drive from Arlington to Chincoteague Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Chincoteague Island can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Chincoteague Bay Field Station
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chincoteague Bay Field Station ©
Chincoteague Bay Field Station

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