7 days in Washington DC & Arlington Itinerary

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Washington DC
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Arlington
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Washington DC — 2 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.
Get some historical perspective at Washington National Cathedral and Fell's Point. National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino & Sagamore Spirit Distillery). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Washington DC road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Washington DC. In November, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Arlington.
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Arlington — 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arlington National Cemetery and Gettysburg National Military Park. Escape the urban bustle at Old Rag Mountain Hike and Hidden Pond Nature Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Arlington: Gari Melchers Home and Studio (in Falmouth), Artworks (in Gettysburg) and Catoctin Creek Distillery (in Purcellville). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, contemplate the long history of Shenandoah Valley Cultural Heritage Museum at The Edinburg Mill, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper Fox Distillery, and do a tasting at River Hill Wine & Spirits.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Arlington online trip itinerary maker.

Arlington is just a stone's throw from Washington DC. In November, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.
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