7 days in Washington DC & Arlington Itinerary

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Washington DC — 3 nights

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.
Appreciate the collections at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino, Sagamore Spirit Distillery, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and examine the collection at The National Archives Museum.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Washington DC. In May, daytime highs in Washington DC are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Arlington.
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Arlington — 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Vernon Trail and Hidden Oaks Nature Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Old Town. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Arlington: Gari Melchers Home and Studio (in Falmouth), Catoctin Creek Distillery (in Purcellville) and Old House Vineyards (in Culpeper). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, buy something for everyone on your list at Village at Shirlington, and make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

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Arlington is just a stone's throw from Washington DC. In June, daytime highs in Arlington are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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