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.
Get some historical perspective at Antietam National Battlefield and Washington National Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gettysburg National Military Park and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino & Sagamore Spirit Distillery) and Bloomery Plantation Distillery (in Charles Town). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner .

If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In May in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Baltimore, Antietam National Battlefield, Old Town, Gettysburg National Military Park
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
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National Gallery of Art

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