4 days in Virginia Itinerary

4 days in Virginia Itinerary

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4 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
train + subway:  2​h 30​min
1
Arlington
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Shenandoah National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Explore Arlington's surroundings by going to National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, walk around Shirlington Dog Park, head off the coast to Theodore Roosevelt Island Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Arlington trip planner .

Philadelphia to Arlington is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of train and subway. You can also drive; or fly. September in Arlington sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Arlington

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Clemyjontri Park, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Clemyjontri Park ©
Clemyjontri Park
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

1
night
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bearfence Mountain and then trek along Old Rag Mountain Hike.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Shenandoah National Park tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Arlington to Shenandoah National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Shenandoah National Park when traveling from Arlington in September, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Bearfence Mountain ©
Bearfence Mountain

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