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: Orlando
Fly:  14​h
1
Arlington
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Orlando

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.
On the 24th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, get your game on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Loudoun, and then see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Arlington trip builder app .

Orlando to Arlington is an approximately 14-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Orlando in March, things will get cooler in Arlington: highs are around 55°F and lows about 37°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Washington DC.

Things to do in Arlington

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Loudoun, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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 National Mall, National Air and Space Museum and Washington Monument. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tidal Basin and National Zoological Park. Take a break from Washington DC with a short trip to Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get lost in a book at Library of Congress, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner .

Washington DC is just a short distance from Arlington. In March, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oriole Park at Camden Yards
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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