12 days in Washington DC Itinerary

12 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Skyline Drive and Great Falls Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Baltimore (Fort McHenry National Monument & Horseshoe Casino), Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry) and Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, meet the residents at National Zoological Park, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary builder tool .

If you are flying in from Vietnam, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In December, daytime highs in Washington DC are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Luray, Arlington, Baltimore, Great Falls Park, Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
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Stony Man Mountain Overlook

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