19 days in Washington DC Itinerary

19 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Betterton Beach and Ferry Park. Get outdoors at Loch Raven Reservoir and Hidden Oaks Nature Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Occoquan Regional Park (in Lorton), Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (in Cambridge) and Shenandoah National Park (Old Rag Mountain Hike, Elkwallow Picnic Area, & more). On the 13th (Tue), spend a day delving into the history of Antietam National Battlefield. Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, let little ones run wild at Centennial Park, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and hike along Stony Man Mountain Hike.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC attractions planner.

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park, Harpers Ferry, Rock Hall, Loch Raven Reservoir, Occoquan Regional Park
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Stony Man Mountain Hike ©
Stony Man Mountain Hike

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