17 days in Washington DC & Key West Itinerary

17 days in Washington DC & Key West Itinerary

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1
Washington DC
— 13 nights
2
Key West
— 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and John F. Kennedy Grave Site. Kids will enjoy Tidal Basin and Elkwallow Picnic Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg), Lyon Rum Distillery & Tasting Room (in St. Michaels) and Annapolis (Annapolis Historic District & Susan Campbell Park). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, tee off at Heritage Hunt Golf Course, look for gifts at Finders Keepers, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC holiday planning tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Washington DC. Expect a daytime high around °F in March, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Wineries Golf

Side Trips

Middleburg, Hague, Orange, Annapolis, Arlington
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Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge ©
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Annapolis Historic District
Annapolis Historic District

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.
You've now added Kayaking & Canoeing to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and stop by Isle Cook Key West.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Key West trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Key West takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Washington DC in March: high temperatures in Key West hover around °F and lows are around °F. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

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

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