4 days in Arlington & Washington DC Itinerary

4 days in Arlington & Washington DC Itinerary

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4 days in Arlington & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Arlington
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
On the 1st (Wed), stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, grab your bike and head to Mount Vernon Trail, and then pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Arlington online road trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Arlington is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in April; daily highs in Arlington reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Mount Vernon Trail ©
Mount Vernon Trail

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the activities along Tidal Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC road trip planning website .

Washington DC is just a stone's throw from Arlington. In April, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Nature Parks
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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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