13 days in Washington DC Itinerary

13 days in Washington DC Itinerary

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Washington DC

Washington DC
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Head to Takoma Park Farmers Market and Fell's Pointfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, & more), Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets (in Leesburg) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). On the 6th (Mon), spend a day of history-infused exploration at Antietam National Battlefield. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get to know the fascinating history of National Mall, browse the eclectic array of goods at Eastern Market, and see the interesting displays at National Archives Museum.

For maps and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip generator.

If you are flying in from Austria, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Andrews Air Force Base. October in Washington DC sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Gettysburg, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Antietam National Battlefield
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Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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