15 days in Arlington & Alexandria Itinerary

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Arlington — 6 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arlington National Cemetery and Savor Gettysburg Food Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Chantilly (Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center & Ono Brewing Company), Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas) and Gettysburg (Devils Den, Knob Hall Winery, &more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, walk around Shirlington Dog Park, browse the exhibits of National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Vernon Trail.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Arlington trip maker website.

Washington DC to Arlington is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a subway. In December, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Alexandria.
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Alexandria — 8 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 National Museum of the Marine Corps. Venture out of the city with trips to Richmond (Maymont & Confederate War Memorial Chapel), Gari Melchers Home and Studio (in Falmouth) and Fredericksburg Battlefield and Visitor Center (in Fredericksburg). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, examine the collection at George Washington's Mount Vernon, explore the galleries of Fort Ward Museum and Park, and stroll the grounds of Alexandria National Cemetery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Alexandria trip planner.

Alexandria is just a stone's throw from Arlington. In December, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.
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