8 days in Northern Virginia & San Diego Itinerary

8 days in Northern Virginia & San Diego Itinerary

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1
Arlington
— 2 nights
2
San Diego
— 5 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Arlington side-trips: Cox Farms (in Centreville), Escape Room Herndon (in Herndon) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Marine Corps, appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, and make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Arlington trip planner.

Washington DC to Arlington is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a subway; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

National Museum of the Marine Corps, Cox Farms, Escape Room Herndon, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Little Library
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Museum of the Marine Corps

5
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, see the world from above with Corporate Helicopters, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Arlington to San Diego takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Arlington in November, things will get a bit warmer in San Diego: highs are around °F and lows about °F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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