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.
United States Capitol has been added to your itinerary. Gettysburg National Military Park and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, Gettysburg National Cemetery, & more) and Quantico National Cemetery (in Quantico). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and admire all the interesting features of National Mall.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC planning website .

In October in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Quantico National Cemetery, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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National Air and Space Museum
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National Gallery of Art

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