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.
Shop till you drop at Eastern Market and Shenandoah Valley Artworks. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Workhouse Arts Center (in Lorton), The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring (in Sandy Spring) and Dutch Country Farmers Market (in Laurel). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Washington DC is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Washington DC is minus 7 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Cape Town in March: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 15°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Olympus and then take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruby Beach and then kick back and relax at Rialto Beach.

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Getting from Washington DC to Olympic National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: 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. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in April, with highs in Olympic National Park at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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