18 days in Washington DC & Palmyra Itinerary

18 days in Washington DC & Palmyra Itinerary

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18 days in Washington DC & Palmyra Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Drive:  33​h
1
Washington DC
— 11 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Palmyra
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​h
End: Salt Lake City

11
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Antietam National Battlefield and Fort McHenry National Monument. Kids will appreciate attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Trinity Episcopal Church (in Upperville), Shenandoah National Park (Skyline Drive & Old Rag Mountain Hike) and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, contemplate the long history of Jennie Wade House, and get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC road trip app .

Salt Lake City to Washington DC is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. When traveling from Salt Lake City in July, plan for slightly colder days in Washington DC, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Palmyra.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Shenandoah National Park, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Wat Thai of Washington, D.C.
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©

4
nights
Palmyra

Palmyra ©
Escape the urban bustle at Montezuma Audubon Center and Beechwood State Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Huckleberry Swamp and Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palmyra: Chimney Bluffs State Park (in Wolcott) and Colloca Estate Winery (in Fair Haven).

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Palmyra trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Washington DC to Palmyra. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in Palmyra hover around 81°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palmyra

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Montezuma Audubon Center, Colloca Estate Winery, Chimney Bluffs State Park, Beechwood State Park, Apple Country Spirits
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Chimney Bluffs State Park ©
Chimney Bluffs State Park
Montezuma Audubon Center ©
Montezuma Audubon Center
Huckleberry Swamp ©
Huckleberry Swamp

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