8 days in Fredericksburg & Arlington Itinerary

8 days in Fredericksburg & Arlington Itinerary

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8 days in Fredericksburg & Arlington Itinerary

Start: Fredericksburg
1
Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Arlington
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Fredericksburg

3
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fredericksburg: Luray Caverns (in Luray) and Monticello (in Charlottesville). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, make a trip to Old Stone Warehouse, trek along Virginia Civil War Trail, and walk around Motts Run Reservoir Recreation Area.

To find more things to do, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Fredericksburg road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Fredericksburg. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in March, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

National Museum of the Marine Corps, Luray Caverns, Monticello
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Monticello ©
Monticello
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©

4
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier has been added to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Arlington side-trips: George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon), Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and Catoctin Creek Distillery (in Purcellville). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, contemplate the long history of Little Library, and don't miss a visit to Devils Den.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Arlington route planner.

Getting from Fredericksburg to Arlington by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Gettysburg, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Little Library, Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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