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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. For shopping fun, head to Madame Tussauds DC or Eastern Market. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino & Sagamore Spirit Distillery), Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park) and Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville). On the 12th (Fri), spend a day delving into the history of Antietam National Battlefield. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and sample the fine beverages at Lyon Rum Distillery & Tasting Room.

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If you are flying in from Iceland, the closest major aiports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Joint Base Andrews. In July in Washington DC, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

St. Michaels, Baltimore, James Madison's Montpelier, Skyline Drive, Antietam National Battlefield
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©

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