3 days in Washington DC Itinerary

3 days in Washington DC Itinerary

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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 Walking tours and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry) and Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, explore the historical opulence of Smithsonian Institution Building, don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, and get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner .

In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Antietam National Battlefield, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Walking tours
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield

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