15 days in Washington DC Itinerary

15 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.
Visiting Stony Man Mountain Hike and National Zoological Park will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Gettysburg National Military Park and Capitol Hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino Baltimore & Fort McHenry National Monument), Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and Shenandoah National Park (Skyline Drive & Old Rag Mountain Hike). On the 10th (Thu), spend a day delving into the history of Antietam National Battlefield. Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring nature at Great Falls Park. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Tidal Basin, see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC travel planner.

If you are flying in from Denmark, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In May, daytime highs in Washington DC are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Historic Sites Nature

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Gettysburg, Shenandoah National Park, Baltimore, Arlington, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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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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