7 days in Washington DC Itinerary

7 days in Washington DC Itinerary

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7 days in Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Sacramento
Fly:  7​h
1
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Sacramento

6
nights
Washington DC

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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 list of things to see and do now includes Ford's Theatre, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Eastern Market, and other attractions. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Air and Space Museum and National Portrait Gallery. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and see the interesting displays at International Spy Museum.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner .

Sacramento to Washington DC is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Sacramento in November, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Arlington, Old Town, George Washington's Mount Vernon
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