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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center and Little Round Top. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Betterton Beach and North Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Fredericksburg (Chatham Manor & Chatham Manor), James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station) and Shenandoah National Park (Old Rag Mountain Hike & Skyline Drive). On the 30th (Thu), spend a day delving into the history of Antietam National Battlefield. Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, trek along U.S. National Arboretum, explore the historical opulence of Smithsonian Institution Building, and wander the streets of Old Town.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC tour planner .

In April, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Shenandoah National Park, Fredericksburg, Betterton Beach, Manassas National Battlefield Park
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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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