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.
Visiting Old Rag Mountain Hike and Tidal Basin will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Shenandoah National Park (Appalachian Trail & Skyline Drive), Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino & Sagamore Spirit Distillery) and Stony Man Mountain Hike (in Luray). On the 19th (Tue), spend a day delving into the history of Antietam National Battlefield. Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and grab your bike and head to Mount Vernon Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC online trip builder .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In November, daytime highs in Washington DC are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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Shenandoah National Park, Baltimore, Antietam National Battlefield, Wild Hare Hard Cider, Devils Den
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
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Horseshoe Casino

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