17 days in Washington DC & Key West Itinerary

17 days in Washington DC & Key West Itinerary

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17 days in Washington DC & Key West Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 13 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Washington DC

13
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mattaponi Springs Golf Club and Bald Top Brewing Co.. Kids will enjoy Elkwallow Picnic Area and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Lyon Distilling Company (in St. Michaels), Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and Annapolis (Annapolis Historic District & Susan Campbell Park). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at The Hague Winery, tee off at Heritage Hunt Golf Course, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper Fox Distillery, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC route maker .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Washington DC. In March in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Annapolis, Orange, Hague, Middleburg, Arlington
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Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge ©
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Catoctin Creek Distillery ©
Catoctin Creek Distillery

3
nights
Key West

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kayaking & Canoeing. On the 22nd (Fri), examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, engage your brain at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Key West online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Key West takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in March; daily highs in Key West reach 79°F and lows reach 69°F. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center ©
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

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