5 days in Washington DC Itinerary

5 days in Washington DC Itinerary

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Antietam National Battlefield and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and National Portrait Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Shenandoah National Park to see Skyline Drive about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Washington DC vacation planning tool .

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Skyline Drive, Antietam National Battlefield
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Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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