5 days in Washington DC Itinerary

5 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.
You've added National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Maymont. Step out of Washington DC to go to Shenandoah National Park and see Old Rag Mountain Hike, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planning website .

In April in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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Maymont, Old Rag Mountain Hike, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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