8 days in Arlington & Washington DC Itinerary

8 days in Arlington & Washington DC Itinerary

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8 days in Arlington & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Morgan City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Arlington
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive:  17​h 15​min
End: Morgan City

2
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Arlington day trip planner.

Morgan City to Arlington is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Morgan City to Arlington is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Morgan City in October; daily highs in Arlington reach 71°F and lows reach 54°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Tue) before leaving for Washington DC.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial ©
U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ford's Theatre as well as Antietam National Battlefield. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of American History, get a sense of history and politics at The Pentagon, and pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary planner .

Washington DC is very close to Arlington. In October in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Antietam National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Ford's Theatre ©
Ford's Theatre

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