12 days in Washington DC Itinerary

12 days in Washington DC Itinerary

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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 outdoors at Tidal Basin and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gettysburg National Military Park and Washington National Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Shenandoah National Park (Old Rag Mountain Hike & Skyline Drive), Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and Baltimore (Fort McHenry National Monument & Fell's Point). Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Great Falls Park. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and take an in-depth tour of Newseum.

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In May, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

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Arlington, Gettysburg, Baltimore, Shenandoah National Park, Great Falls Park
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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