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.
Let the collections at National Air and Space Museum and Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum capture your imagination. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and James Madison's Montpelier are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park & Dobbin House Tavern), Lyon Distilling Company (in St. Michaels) and Baltimore (Sagamore Spirit Distillery & Horseshoe Casino). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

St. Michaels, Gettysburg, Baltimore, Copper Fox Distillery, James Madison's Montpelier
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park

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