5 days in Washington DC Itinerary

5 days in Washington DC Itinerary

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5 days in Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Raleigh
Drive:  5​h
1
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Raleigh

4
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.
You've added Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Zoological Park. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg) and Old Rag Mountain Hike (in Shenandoah National Park). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and browse the collection at Library of Congress.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Washington DC itinerary planner.

Raleigh to Washington DC is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Old Rag Mountain Hike, Gettysburg National Military Park
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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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