8 days in Alexandria & Sacramento Itinerary

8 days in Alexandria & Sacramento Itinerary

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Alexandria
— 3 nights
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Sacramento
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Alexandria — 3 nights

Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Explore hidden gems such as Torpedo Factory Art Center and Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park. Popular historic sites such as Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alexandria: Fredericksburg (Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop & The Rising Sun Tavern) and Gari Melchers Home and Studio (in Falmouth). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at George Mason's Gunston Hall, steep yourself in history at Alexandria's Christ Church, and examine the collection at Carlyle House.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Alexandria trip maker site.

Washington to Alexandria is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Washington in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Alexandria, with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Sacramento.
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Sacramento — 4 nights

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Explore hidden gems such as Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park and Sacramento History Museum. Appreciate the collections at California Automobile Museum and Governor's Mansion. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament and see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sacramento trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Alexandria to Sacramento takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from Alexandria to Sacramento, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Alexandria in April: highs in Sacramento hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 49°F. On the 2nd (Mon), you're off to home.
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