8 days in Washington DC & Phoenix Itinerary

8 days in Washington DC & Phoenix Itinerary

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Start: Phoenix
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
2
Phoenix
— 3 nights
End: Phoenix

4
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Washington DC sightseeing planning tool.

Phoenix to Washington DC is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in August: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 87°F and lows are around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Explore Phoenix's surroundings by going to Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery (in Chandler) and Catch-and-Release Fishing Lake (in Anthem). There's much more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, gear up at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Phoenix holiday planning tool.

Getting from Washington DC to Phoenix by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Phoenix. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect Phoenix to be somewhat warmer, temps between 105°F and 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery, Catch-and-Release Fishing Lake, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Off-Road Tours

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