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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and U.S. Naval Academy. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (in Cambridge), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and admire the natural beauty at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC itinerary planner .

In March in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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Antietam National Battlefield, U.S. Naval Academy, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
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U.S. Naval Academy
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