6 days in Washington DC Itinerary

6 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Antietam National Battlefield and National Gallery of Art. Take a break from the city and head to Old Rag Mountain Hike and Tidal Basin. Change things up with a short trip to Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg (about 1h 45 min away). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and meet the residents at National Zoological Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary maker.

In October, daytime highs in Washington DC are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Arlington National Cemetery, Gettysburg National Military Park, Old Rag Mountain Hike, Antietam National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
President Lincoln's Cottage
President Lincoln's Cottage
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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