10 days in Washington DC Itinerary

10 days in Washington DC Itinerary

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10 days in Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Ventura
Drive:  44​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.
Kids will enjoy Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and Phillips Wharf Environmental Center. Gettysburg Museum of History and Eisenhower National Historic Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg), Gettysburg (Gettysburg Diorama, Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum, & more) and Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (in St. Michaels). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps, contemplate the long history of The Rising Sun Tavern, witness the site of a historic battle at Manassas National Battlefield Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC visit planner .

Ventura to Washington DC is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Ventura to Washington DC is 3 hours. Traveling from Ventura in July, things will get a bit warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 89°F and lows about 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Fredericksburg, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Antietam National Battlefield
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