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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gettysburg National Military Park and Little Round Top. Appreciate the collections at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Venture out of the city with trips to George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon), Gettysburg National Cemetery (in Gettysburg) and R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery (in Washington). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

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

In December, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Old Town, R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery, George Washington's Mount Vernon
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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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