6 days in Washington DC Itinerary

6 days in Washington DC Itinerary

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6 days in Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Alexandria
Train:  15​min
1
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Train:  15​min
End: Alexandria

5
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.
Attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg) and Old Rag Mountain Hike (in Shenandoah National Park). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC tour itinerary website .

Alexandria to Washington DC is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a subway. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gettysburg National Military Park, Old Rag Mountain Hike
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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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