3 days in Atlanta & Washington DC Itinerary

3 days in Atlanta & Washington DC Itinerary

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3 days in Atlanta & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
1
Atlanta
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 11th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Center for Civil and Human Rights, contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Oakland Cemetery.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Atlanta day trip planning site .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Atlanta. October in Atlanta sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Atlanta

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Center for Civil and Human Rights ©
Center for Civil and Human Rights
Oakland Cemetery ©
Oakland Cemetery

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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.
On the 12th (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and then take a stroll through Georgetown.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Washington DC road trip site .

Getting from Atlanta to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Atlanta in October, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

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National Museum of the Marine Corps, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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