8 days in Washington DC Itinerary

8 days in Washington DC Itinerary

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Skyline Drive and U.S. Naval Academy. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park, Victorian Photography Studio, & more), Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry) and Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, and pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC day trip planning app .

In May, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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Gettysburg, Baltimore, U.S. Naval Academy, Skyline Drive, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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