15 days in Washington DC & Bismarck Itinerary

15 days in Washington DC & Bismarck Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 8 nights
Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Bismarck
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Bismarck
— 6 nights
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Washington DC

— 8 nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Gettysburg (United States Regulars Monument, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and ponder the world of politics at White House.

To find maps and tourist information, read Washington DC visit planner.

New York City to Washington DC is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bismarck

— 6 nights
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Family-friendly places like The Dakota Zoo and Universal Playground/ Eagles Park will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bismarck: Lake Sakakawea State Park (in Mercer) and Assumption Abbey (in Richardton). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Harmon Lake, appreciate the history behind Buffalo Statue, steep yourself in history at Custer House, and get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bismarck trip builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Washington DC to Bismarck. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Bismarck. Traveling from Washington DC in July, Bismarck is little chillier at night with lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips