10 days in Washington DC, Erie & Redding Itinerary

10 days in Washington DC, Erie & Redding Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly to Cleveland, Train to Erie
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Erie
— 2 nights
Fly
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Redding
— 2 nights
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Washington DC

— 5 nights
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 these side-trips from Washington DC: Baltimore (Westminster Church Cemetery & Horseshoe Casino), Gettysburg (Devils Den, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more) and Roddy Road Covered Bridge (in Thurmont). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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Washington to Washington DC is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Washington in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 58°F in Washington DC. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Erie.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Erie

— 2 nights

Flagship City

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): stroll around Presque Isle State Park, make a trip to 9/11 Memorial, then steep yourself in history at Erie Maritime Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick Church. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Erie Land Lighthouse, then stroll around Panama Rocks Scenic Park, and then stop by Pulakos Chocolates.

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Do a combination of flight and train from Washington DC to Erie in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in May, with highs in Erie at 68°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Redding.

Things to do in Erie

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Redding

— 2 nights
Redding, officially the City of Redding, is the county seat of Shasta County, California, in the northern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): cast your line with a fishing tour and then admire the engineering at Shasta Dam.

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Traveling by flight from Erie to Redding takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Erie to Redding. While traveling from Erie, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Redding, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 56°F. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Redding

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip