9 days in Washington DC & Arlington Itinerary

9 days in Washington DC & Arlington Itinerary

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9 days in Washington DC & Arlington Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Arlington
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
End: Washington DC

5
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 list of things to see and do now includes Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery, U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, get lost in a book at Library of Congress, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Washington DC. March in Washington DC sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Arlington
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial ©
U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

3
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 ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Falls Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Arlington trip maker tool .

Arlington is just a short distance from Washington DC. In March, daytime highs in Arlington are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Great Falls Park
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Great Falls Park ©
Great Falls Park
Pentagon Memorial ©
Pentagon Memorial

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