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Washington, DC to Springfield (Virginia) drive

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  Washington, DC
 National Air and Space Museum
 Georgetown (Washington DC)
 Arlington (Virginia)
   Springfield (Virginia) 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV


Washington, DC to Springfield (Virginia) road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Washington, DC to Springfield (Virginia). If you're planning a road trip to Springfield (Virginia), you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Washington, DC and Springfield (Virginia). Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Washington, DC and Springfield (Virginia). Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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11:00 am  start in Washington, DC
drive for about 5 minutes

11:05 am  National Air and Space Museum
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:05 pm
drive for about 6 minutes

12:11 pm  Georgetown (Washington DC)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:11 pm
drive for about 8 minutes

1:19 pm  Arlington (Virginia)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:19 pm
drive for about 11 minutes

2:30 pm  BoatU.S.
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:30 pm
drive for about 7 minutes

3:37 pm  arrive in Springfield (Virginia)
stay at Hotel Monaco Alexandria

driving ≈ 37 minutes

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Washington, District of Columbia.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

National Air and Space Museum  (32 mentions)

Georgetown (Washington DC)  (39 mentions)

Arlington (Virginia)  (17 answers)
    National Mall  (30 mentions)
    National Air and Space Museum  (29 mentions)
    Washington Monument  (25 mentions)
    Museum of Natural History  (23 mentions)
    Lincoln Memorial  (22 mentions)
    National Gallery of Art  (19 mentions)
    restaurants around Arlington (Virginia):
        Mitsitam Cafe
        Founding Farmers
        Rose's Luxury
        Ben's Chili Bowl
    hotels around Arlington (Virginia):
        JW Marriott Hotel
        Hotel Palomar Washington DC
        The Willard
        Hotel Monaco Alexandria
        Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
    questions about Arlington (Virginia):
        What's the best neighborhood in Arlington (Virginia) for a first time visitor?


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Springfield, Virginia.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to stay in Springfield (Virginia)?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Springfield (Virginia).

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hotel Monaco Alexandria, which was mentioned 3 times on Trippy.

Where's the best place to eat in Springfield (Virginia)?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest The Pita House, which was mentioned 3 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Restaurant Eve  (2 mentions)

What are some things to do in Springfield (Virginia)?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Lee's House  (3 mentions)
Old Town Alexandria  (2 mentions)
Mount Vernon Mansion  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Springfield (Virginia).

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Springfield (Virginia) to Washington, DC drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Washington, DC to Springfield (Virginia). Or get a full Washington, DC to Springfield (Virginia) flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Washington, DC well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Washington, DC!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 15 miles
driving time of 24 minutes
168 Washington, DC travel answers
17 Arlington (Virginia) travel answers


This is the most common route that Trippy members have taken, but you can explore alternate routes from Washington, DC to Springfield, or check the current road conditions from Washington, DC to Springfield. You can also find the flattest route from Washington, DC to Springfield.

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