7 days in Washington DC Itinerary

7 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gettysburg National Military Park and Arlington National Cemetery. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides (in Gettysburg) and Wat Thai of Washington, D.C. (in Silver Spring). Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Mary McLeod Bethune Council House. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Newseum, get to know the fascinating history of National Mall, and see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner .

In April in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery, Wat Thai of Washington, D.C.
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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