3 days in Virginia & Indianapolis Itinerary

3 days in Virginia & Indianapolis Itinerary

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3 days in Virginia & Indianapolis Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  30​min
1
Arlington
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Indianapolis
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h
3
Luray
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Washington DC

1
day
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, and then take a stroll through Old Town.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Arlington trip planner .

Washington DC to Arlington is an approximately half hour car ride. In August, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

1
night
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Indianapolis Zoo, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Indianapolis online driving holiday planner .

Fly from Arlington to Indianapolis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Arlington in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Indianapolis, with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Luray.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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Indianapolis Zoo ©
Indianapolis Zoo
Room Escape Games
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis

1
night
Luray

Luray ©
Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper Fox Distillery, trek along Stony Man Mountain Hike, and then explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read our Luray road trip app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Indianapolis to Luray in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Luray can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Copper Fox Distillery
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Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook
Copper Fox Distillery ©
Copper Fox Distillery

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