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.
Family-friendly places like National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience (in Frederick), Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg) and Little Library (in Vienna). Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and trek along Old Rag Mountain Hike.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC online route maker .

In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Little Library, Old Rag Mountain Hike, Gettysburg National Military Park, Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
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Tidal Basin

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