2 days in Virginia Itinerary

2 days in Virginia Itinerary

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2 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  30​min
1
Arlington
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Shenandoah National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

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day
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and then contemplate the long history of Old Town.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Arlington tour itinerary planner.

Washington DC to Arlington is an approximately half hour car ride. October in Arlington sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

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Old Town
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Old Town ©
Old Town

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night
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Skyline Drive has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): hike along Mary's Rock Summit Trail, take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, and then don't miss a visit to Dean Cemetery.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Shenandoah National Park route planner.

Traveling by car from Arlington to Shenandoah National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Arlington in October, Shenandoah National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Mary's Rock Summit Trail ©
Mary's Rock Summit Trail

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