33 days in Washington DC & Pacific Northwest Itinerary

33 days in Washington DC & Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 28 nights
Fly to Seattle, Bus to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 1 night
Drive to William R Fairchild International Airport, Fly to Cape Town

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Washington DC — 28 nights

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.
For shopping fun, head to Eastern Market or Loring Cornish Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Workhouse Arts Center (in Lorton), The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring (in Sandy Spring) and Dutch Country Farmers Market (in Laurel). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC travel route planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Washington DC is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Cape Town to Washington DC, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in March; daily highs in Washington DC reach 15°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.
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Olympic National Park — 1 night

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Olympus and then delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach and then kick back and relax at Rialto Beach.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Olympic National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Olympic National Park. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in April: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 15°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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