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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Antietam National Battlefield and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gettysburg National Cemetery and Gettysburg Museum of History. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park, Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, & more), George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon) and U.S. Naval Academy (in Annapolis). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC holiday site .

In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Tomb of the Unknowns, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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