10 days in Washington DC Itinerary

10 days in Washington DC Itinerary

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10 days in Washington DC Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  45​h
1
Washington DC
— 7 nights
End: Washington DC

7
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park, Victorian Photography Studio, & more), Knill's Farm Market (in Mount Airy) and Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and browse the collection at Library of Congress.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC tour itinerary planner.

San Francisco to Washington DC is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Washington DC, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 89°F and 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arlington, Gettysburg, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Horseshoe Casino, Knill's Farm Market
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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