8 days in Washington DC Itinerary

8 days in Washington DC Itinerary

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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.
National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian Institution Building are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Capitol Hill are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry), Catoctin Creek Distillery (in Purcellville) and North Beach (in North Beach). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Jennie Wade House, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Old Town, and explore the world behind art at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from Cayman Islands, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

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Arlington, Gettysburg, Old Town, Antietam National Battlefield, North Beach
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Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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