8 days in Washington DC Itinerary

8 days in Washington DC Itinerary

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes African American Civil War Memorial & Museum, Museum of the Bible, National Geographic Museum, and other attractions you added. Appreciate the collections at National Air and Space Museum and National Museum of African American History and Culture. Step off the beaten path and head to The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Capitol Hill. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Cambridge (Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge & Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center) and Gettysburg (The Spirit of Gettysburg, Gettysburg Diorama, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, step into the grandiose world of Smithsonian Institution Building, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and admire the natural beauty at U.S. National Arboretum.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC journey planner.

In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

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Side Trips

Gettysburg, Cambridge, Arlington, Great Falls Park
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum

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