13 days in Arlington, Washington DC & Baltimore Itinerary

13 days in Arlington, Washington DC & Baltimore Itinerary

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13 days in Arlington, Washington DC & Baltimore Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  30​min
1
Arlington
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
2
Washington DC
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Baltimore
— 4 nights
End: Baltimore

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Arlington

Arlington
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
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Washington DC to Arlington is an approximately half hour car ride. In June, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. You'll set off for Washington DC on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Arlington

Parks Historic Sites Museums

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
You've added Smithsonian Institution Building, CityCenterDC, Arlington National Cemetery, and other attractions to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse. Popular historic sites such as The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Smithsonian American Art Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, and appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

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Washington DC is just a short distance from Arlington. In June, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Carlyle House, George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill, Antietam National Battlefield, Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield

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Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Shriver House Museum and Eisenhower National Historic Site. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Air Mobility Command Museum and The Walters Art Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baltimore: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (in St. Michaels), Little Round Top (in Gettysburg) and Old Wye Church (in Wye Mills). There's much more to do: step aboard Historic Ships in Baltimore, see the interesting displays at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Alphonsus Church.

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Getting from Washington DC to Baltimore by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Baltimore can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baltimore

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Old Wye Church, Air Mobility Command Museum, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
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Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
Air Mobility Command Museum ©
Air Mobility Command Museum

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