15 days in Arlington & Alexandria Itinerary

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Arlington — 10 nights

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Get some cultural insight at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Gettysburg National Military Park. Explore Arlington's surroundings by going to Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly), 8 Chains North (in Waterford) and Gettysburg (Equestrian Statue of General John F. Reynolds, Gettysburg National Cemetery, &more). Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, step off the mainland to explore Theodore Roosevelt Island Park, see the interesting displays at The Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Vernon Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Arlington online trip itinerary maker.

Washington DC to Arlington is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a subway. In January, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Alexandria.
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Alexandria — 4 nights

Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and National Museum of the Marine Corps are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Alexandria: Richmond (Shockoe Bottom African Burial Ground & Agecroft Hall & Gardens) and Old Town (in Fredericksburg). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of George Washington's Mount Vernon, examine the collection at Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, take a stroll through Old Town, and pause for some photo ops at George Washington Masonic National Memorial.

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Alexandria is just a stone's throw from Arlington. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in January, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive back home.
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