10 days in Washington DC Itinerary

10 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.
Appreciate the collections at U.S. Naval Academy and Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Adkins Arboretum and Elkwallow Picnic Area. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry), Elizabeth Furnace Recreation Area (in Fort Valley) and Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park). On the 7th (Wed), spend a day delving into the history of Antietam National Battlefield. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Jennie Wade House, identify plant and animal life at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Shriver House Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner.

Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Gettysburg, Shenandoah National Park, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Antietam National Battlefield, Phillips Wharf Environmental Center
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National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge ©

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