BlinkPacking: An Actual Itinerary

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If you are curious about what may fit into a BlinkPacking trip, wonder no longer! Below is the actual itinerary of a recent trip I took to our nation’s capitol. The entire journey only required a few hours away from work, and with all I experienced, I felt like I had been away for a week. More about the experiences of the trip will be posted a few miles down the road.
BlinkPacking Itinerary
Atlanta, GA – Knoxville, TN – Washington DC
Total Trip Cost: $210

Friday

1:00 PM
Atlanta transit to Megabus platform.
3:00 PM
Megabus departs Atlanta.
6:30 PM
Megabus arrives in Knoxville, TN.
7:00 PM
Supper and window shopping at Market Square.
8:30 PM
Walking tour of Old City (bars/music venues/etc.).
10:00 PM
Return to Megabus platform.
11:00 PM
Megabus departs Knoxville, TN.
Settling into my ‘hotel’.
Saturday
6:30 AM
Megabus arrives in Washington DC.
7:00 AM
Bike rental for two hours.
7:30 – 9:30 AM
Self-guided bike tour of the city with stops at each of the following sites for 5-10 minutes:
Capitol Building
Washington Monument
Martin Luther King Memorial
Jefferson Memorial
Roosavelt Island
Georgetown University
Chinatown
Embassy Row
World War II Memorial
Reflecting Pool
Lincoln Memorial
10:00 AM
Guided walking Mall tour with stops at the following:
Washington Monument
World War II Memorial
Vietnam War Memorial
Korean War Memorial
Reflecting Pool
Lincoln Memorial
12:00 PM
World-famous Ben’s Chili Bowl for a lunch of ‘half-smokes’.
1:00 PM
Creative, slightly illegal ‘shower’ (more on this in a later post).
1:30 PM
Tour of US Treasury and Mint.
3:30 PM
Self-guided tour of Old Post Office and observation tower.
5:00 PM
Supper at Lincoln’s House of Waffles.
6:00 PM
Free concert at JFK Arts Center.
7:00 PM
Self-guided walking tour of Clarendon neighborhood.
8:00 PM
Self-guided walking tour of Court House neighborhood.
9:00 PM
Self-guided tour of Union Station — and shopping for lightweight souvenirs.
10:30 PM
Return to Megabus platform.
11:00 PM
Megabus departs Washington DC.
Sunday
6:30 AM
Megabus arrives in Knoxville, TN.
7:00 AM
Patio restaurant for pimento biscuits and tea.
8:00 AM
Self-guided walking tour of downtown Knoxville.
9:30 AM
Tour of Knoxville Art Museum.
11:30 AM
Lunch at the Creperie.
12:00 PM
Return to Megabus Platform.
1:00 PM
Megabus departs Knoxville, TN.
4:00 PM
Megabus arrives in Atlanta, GA.
6:00 PM
Home again.
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