4 days in Northern Virginia & Pensacola Itinerary

4 days in Northern Virginia & Pensacola Itinerary

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4 days in Northern Virginia & Pensacola Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Train:  15​min
1
Alexandria
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Pensacola
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and then wander the streets of Old Town. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of George Washington's Mount Vernon, then steep yourself in history at Little Library, then examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and finally make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Alexandria online trip planner .

Washington DC to Alexandria is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a subway. In October, daytime highs in Alexandria are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Pensacola.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arlington, Little Library, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Old Town ©
Old Town
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

2
nights
Pensacola

Pensacola ©
Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): learn about all things military at National Naval Aviation Museum and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On your second day here, stroll through Navarre Beach and then kick back and relax at Pensacola Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pensacola trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Alexandria to Pensacola by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Alexandria to Pensacola due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Alexandria in October, things will get a bit warmer in Pensacola: highs are around 82°F and lows about 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pensacola

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Navarre Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Pensacola Beach
Highlights from your plan
National Naval Aviation Museum ©
National Naval Aviation Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach

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