16 days in Washington DC Itinerary

16 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.
Get some historical perspective at Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse and Shriver House Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center and Manassas National Battlefield Park. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station), Fredericksburg (Chatham Manor & Chatham Manor) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). On the 14th (Sat), spend a day delving into the history of Antietam National Battlefield. Spend the 13th (Fri) exploring nature at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Smithsonian American Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, and cruise along Skyline Drive.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip site .

September in Washington DC sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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Gettysburg, Fredericksburg, Baltimore, Shenandoah National Park, Antietam National Battlefield
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Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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