We're visiting the USA from the UK in a few weeks and are staying a few nights in Boston and a few nights in New York. After some serious thought we decided to just opt for a (long!) day trip to Washington from New York and try to squeeze in as much as we can.
Our train arrives at 10.40am and we leave at 8.45pm.
The main sights we want to see in order are:
The Lincoln Memorial
A short visit to the National Air and Space Museum and/or The National Museum of American History
Arlington Cemetry (I know we may need transport here and it's a long walk round)
There are other things we'd love to squeeze in but I know it won't be possible to do all of the above.
Could anyone suggest a sensible order to see these in and anything else we should see in the same area. Also could we walk most of this or should we hire bikes/do a tour. We're in our thirties and in good health so could walk say up to 12 miles in a day without being exhausted.
I realise there's no way we'll get the true flavour of the place in a day and hopefully we'll return in the future but as we were so near we decided to give a day trip a go on this occasion!
Any advice would be great, thank you!