5 days in Annapolis, Arlington & Washington DC Itinerary

5 days in Annapolis, Arlington & Washington DC Itinerary

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Annapolis
— 2 nights
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Arlington
— 1 day
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Washington DC
— 2 nights

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Annapolis — 2 nights

Capital of the United States for one year from 1783 to 1784, Annapolis has played a vital role in U.S. history.
On the 27th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Supreme Court, then ponder the world of politics at White House, and finally pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of American History, appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, then see a show at Ford's Theatre, then pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Annapolis trip planner.

Washington DC to Annapolis is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Arlington.
Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
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Arlington — 1 day

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Arlington road trip planner.

You can drive from Annapolis to Arlington in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway. In May, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Washington DC.
Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Washington DC — 2 nights

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.
President Lincoln's Cottage has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at President Lincoln's Cottage and then brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Naval Academy.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC is just a stone's throw from Arlington. In May, daytime highs in Washington DC are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. On the 31st (Tue), you'll travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip