6 days in Arlington & Washington DC Itinerary

6 days in Arlington & Washington DC Itinerary

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6 days in Arlington & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Chattanooga
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Arlington
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
End: Chattanooga

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.
You've now added Tomb of the Unknowns to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Torpedo Factory Art Center and then admire the landmark architecture of George Washington's Mount Vernon.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Arlington road trip planning tool .

Chattanooga to Arlington is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March, Arlington is little chillier than Chattanooga - with highs of 55°F and lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Torpedo Factory Art Center, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, George Washington's Mount Vernon
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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

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.
You've added National Museum of the American Indian, National Museum of American History, Lincoln Memorial, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Arlington National Cemetery and Laurel MARC Station. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Hidden Oaks Nature Center (in Annandale), Croydon Creek Nature Center (in Rockville) and Centennial Park (in Ellicott City). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

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Washington DC is just a stone's throw from Arlington. In April, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Centennial Park, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Laurel MARC Station, Croydon Creek Nature Center, Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Memorial ©
Lincoln Memorial
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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