12 days in Washington DC & McLean Itinerary

12 days in Washington DC & McLean Itinerary

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12 days in Washington DC & McLean Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 8 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
McLean
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Washington DC

8
nights
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 list of things to see and do now includes White House, Washington Monument, International Spy Museum, and other attractions. For shopping fun, head to Riversdale House Museum or Shenandoah Valley Artworks. Let the collections at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg), Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino, Fell's Point, & more) and Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg). There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take in the exciting artwork at Madame Tussauds DC, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip site .

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Baltimore, Arlington, Stony Man Mountain Overlook, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Shenandoah Valley Artworks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

3
nights
McLean

McLean ©
McLean is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County in Northern Virginia. Great Falls Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Great Falls Park and then buy something for everyone on your list at Tysons Corner Center. Keep things going the next day: walk around Clemyjontri Park, relax in the rural setting at Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run, then steep yourself in history at Clara Barton National Historic Site, and finally walk around Glen Echo Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read McLean trip planning tool .

McLean is just a stone's throw from Washington DC. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in McLean

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Glen Echo
Highlights from your plan
Great Falls Park ©
Great Falls Park
Clara Barton National Historic Site ©
Clemyjontri Park ©
Clemyjontri Park

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