18 days in Washington DC Itinerary

18 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.
Visit Gettysburg National Military Park and Antietam National Battlefield for their historical value. Let the collections at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary (in Lothian), Mount Vernon Trail (in Arlington) and Bull Run - Occoquan Trail (in Clifton). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Tidal Basin, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, and steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planning website .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In April, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Arlington, Gettysburg, Annapolis, Hashawha Environmental Center & Bear Branch Nature Center, Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary
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National Gallery of Art
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National Air and Space Museum

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