5 days in Birmingham & Washington DC Itinerary

5 days in Birmingham & Washington DC Itinerary

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5 days in Birmingham & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
1
Birmingham
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Birmingham

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day
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): meet the residents at Birmingham Zoo, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alabama Wildlife Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of St. Paul.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Birmingham route planning app .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Birmingham. January in Birmingham sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Birmingham

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Alabama Wildlife Center
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Alabama Wildlife Center ©
Alabama Wildlife Center
The Cathedral of St. Paul ©
The Cathedral of St. Paul
Birmingham Zoo ©
Birmingham Zoo

3
nights
Washington DC

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary and Georgetown University. Take a break from the city and head to National Zoological Park and Fort McHenry National Monument. Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore--about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Birmingham to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Washington DC is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Birmingham in January; daily highs in Washington DC reach 44°F and lows reach 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Baltimore, Arlington, Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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