5 days in Alexandria & Washington DC Itinerary

5 days in Alexandria & Washington DC Itinerary

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5 days in Alexandria & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Train:  15​min
1
Alexandria
— 1 night
Train:  15​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
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.
On the 19th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, look for all kinds of wild species at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, and then relax in the rural setting at Cox Farms. On the next day, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, stroll through Ellanor C Lawrence Park, and then look for gifts at PEEPS AND COMPANY®.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Alexandria online itinerary creator.

Houston to Alexandria is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Alexandria is 1 hour. In November, Alexandria is little chillier than Houston - with highs of 58°F and lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Alexandria

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Centreville, Arlington, Peeps and Company, Hidden Oaks Nature Center
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Hidden Oaks Nature Center ©
Hidden Oaks Nature Center
Cox Farms ©
Cox Farms
Peeps and Company ©
Peeps and Company

3
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.
Attractions like Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at The White House, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Washington DC travel itinerary planner.

Washington DC is just a short distance from Alexandria. November in Washington DC sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

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