2 days in Northern Virginia & Washington DC Itinerary

2 days in Northern Virginia & Washington DC Itinerary

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2 days in Northern Virginia & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Virginia Beach
Fly:  3​h
1
Arlington
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
2
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Newark

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and then steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Arlington trip itinerary planning app .

Newark to Arlington is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites
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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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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary planning website .

Washington DC is very close to Arlington. In May, daytime highs in Washington DC are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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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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