4 days in Washington DC Itinerary

4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Elkwallow Picnic Area and Adkins Arboretum. Attractions like Elizabeth Furnace Recreation Area and Tidal Basin make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge (in Rock Hall) and Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park). It doesn't end there: make a splash at Georgetown Waterfront Park.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner .

In October, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Wildlife Nature

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Shenandoah National Park, Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, Adkins Arboretum, Elizabeth Furnace Recreation Area
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
Elkwallow Picnic Area ©
Elkwallow Picnic Area

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