5 days in Washington DC Itinerary

5 days in Washington DC Itinerary

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Washington DC

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore (about 1h 05 min away). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
The White House ©
The White House

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