6 days in Arlington & District of Columbia Itinerary

6 days in Arlington & District of Columbia Itinerary

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Arlington
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Arlington

— 1 night

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

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Corpus Christi to Arlington is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Corpus Christi in March; daily highs in Arlington reach 55°F and lows reach 37°F. On the 24th (Tue), you're off to Washington DC.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites

Washington DC

— 4 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.
You've added Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium, and other attractions to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get engrossed in the history at Ford's Theatre, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC is very close to Arlington. In March, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

District of Columbia travel guide

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Monuments · Specialty Museums · Government Buildings
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia is a sightseeing heaven with the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums. The city now boasts shopping, dining, and nightlife options befitting one of the world's major cities. Practically every visitor ends up on the centrally located 3 km (2 mi) long stretch of parkland holding the nation's finest monuments, as well as the world-famous Smithsonian Institution. To experience the true spirit of this vibrant metropolis and enjoy a well-rounded vacation, get away from neoclassical memorials for a little while and mingle with the locals at one of the city's trendy bars or restaurants.