5 days in Northern Virginia Itinerary

5 days in Northern Virginia Itinerary

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5 days in Northern Virginia Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  3​h 30​min
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Chicago


Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Family-friendly places like Gravelly Point Park and Clemyjontri Park will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Arlington: George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon), Cox Farms (in Centreville) and Frying Pan Farm Park (in Herndon). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, cool off at Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole, and steep yourself in history at Old Town.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Arlington trip itinerary planner .

Chicago to Arlington is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Chicago, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Arlington, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Vienna, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Frying Pan Farm Park, iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Loudoun, Old Town
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Clemyjontri Park ©
Clemyjontri Park
Frying Pan Farm Park ©
Frying Pan Farm Park