6 days in Washington DC Itinerary

6 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Popular historic sites such as Antietam National Battlefield and Tomb of the Unknowns are in your itinerary. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville), Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park) and Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary (in Lothian). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Capitol Hill, get a sense of history and politics at White House, try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, and contemplate the long history of Old Town.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner .

In October, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Copper Fox Distillery, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Old Town, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©

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