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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History as well as National Portrait Gallery. Popular historic sites such as The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like National Museum of African American History and Culture and Antietam National Battlefield. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), Luray (Stony Man Mountain Overlook & Luray Valley Museum) and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and steep yourself in history at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Washington DC online trip planner .

Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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Luray, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Antietam National Battlefield
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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