21 days in Washington DC Itinerary

21 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.
Capitol Hill and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at National Portrait Gallery and Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Elms Beach Park (in Lexington Park), James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station) and Fredericksburg (Chatham Manor & Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park). On the 22nd (Sun), spend a day delving into the history of Antietam National Battlefield. Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Great Falls Park. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Postal Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, take an in-depth tour of Shriver House Museum, and learn about all things military at U.S. Naval Academy.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip planner.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Joint Base Andrews. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

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Side Trips

Baltimore, Gettysburg, Fredericksburg, Cambridge, Annapolis
Highlights from your plan
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

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