8 days in Washington DC & Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington DC & Washington State Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island
— 1 night


Washington DC

— 3 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino & Sagamore Spirit Distillery). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC route planning website.

Accra, Ghana to Washington DC is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Accra to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. In February, Washington DC is colder than Accra - with highs of 10°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip


— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 24th (Wed), walk around Volunteer Park Conservatory, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll. On the next day, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Seattle takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Washington DC in February since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Oak Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island

— 1 night
Oak Harbor is a city located on Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Pacific Northwest Naval Air Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Oak Harbor tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Oak Harbor takes 2 hours. February in Oak Harbor sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Oak Harbor


Washington State travel guide

Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.