8 days in Alexandria & Washington DC Itinerary

8 days in Alexandria & Washington DC Itinerary

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Alexandria
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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Alexandria

— 2 nights
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Attractions like Arlington National Cemetery and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Old Town, see the interesting displays at Carlyle House, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Spring Gardens, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Alexandria Presbyterian Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Alexandria road trip site.

Fort Lauderdale to Alexandria is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in November, expect Alexandria to be cooler, temps between 59°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 5 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.
Bring the kids along to National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park & Victorian Photography Studio) and Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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

Washington DC is very close to Alexandria. November in Washington DC sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips