5 days in Virginia & Washington DC Itinerary

5 days in Virginia & Washington DC Itinerary

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5 days in Virginia & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  3​h
1
Arlington
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Newark

1
night
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
On the 26th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then stroll around Theodore Roosevelt Island Park, and then see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Arlington trip builder tool .

Newark to Arlington is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Washington DC.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art and then appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC online sightseeing 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Nature Parks
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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