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.
Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park & Victorian Photography Studio). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip planning website .

In June in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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.
You've now added Arlington National Cemetery to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, then admire the landmark architecture of George Washington's Mount Vernon, and then take a stroll through Old Town. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Great Falls Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Arlington tour itinerary maker site .

Arlington is just a stone's throw from Washington DC. In June in Arlington, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Great Falls Park, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Old Town
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Great Falls Park ©
Great Falls Park
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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