6 days in Washington DC, Alexandria & Arlington Itinerary

6 days in Washington DC, Alexandria & Arlington Itinerary

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6 days in Washington DC, Alexandria & Arlington Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
train:  15​min
2
Alexandria
— 3 nights
subway:  15​min
3
Arlington
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
End: Washington DC

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.
You've added The Pentagon, National Zoological Park, The Phillips Collection, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Arlington National Cemetery. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum and make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC online sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Washington DC. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Alexandria.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

3
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Town Waterfront as well as Old Town. On the 28th (Sun), wander the streets of Old Town and then take in the waterfront at Old Town Waterfront.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Alexandria trip itinerary planning site .

Alexandria is just a stone's throw from Washington DC. In July in Alexandria, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. On the 31st (Wed), you'll travel to Arlington.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Old Town Waterfront ©
Old Town Waterfront

few
hours
Arlington

Arlington
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Arlington online driving holiday planner .

Arlington is just a short distance from Alexandria. In July in Arlington, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. On the 31st (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Arlington

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

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