15 days in Arlington & Alexandria Itinerary

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Arlington — 8 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arlington National Cemetery and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Explore Arlington's surroundings by going to Gettysburg (Savor Gettysburg Food Tours, Gettysburg National Cemetery, &more), Frederick (Pinecliff Park & Historic Downtown Frederick) and Sully Historic Site (in Chantilly). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, steep yourself in history at Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial, witness the site of a historic battle at Manassas National Battlefield Park, and stroll around Meadowlark Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Arlington online holiday planner.

Washington DC to Arlington is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a subway. In December, daytime highs in Arlington are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Alexandria.
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Alexandria — 6 nights

Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Get some cultural insight at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and George Washington's Mount Vernon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alexandria: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), Richmond (For the Love of Chocolate & Blue Bee Cider) and College Park Aviation Museum (in College Park). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Alexandria's Christ Church, take in nature's colorful creations at River Farm, and appreciate the history behind George Washington Masonic National Memorial.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Alexandria trip builder website.

Alexandria is very close to Arlington. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in December, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.
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