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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Antietam National Battlefield and Skyline Drive. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry), Breezy Point Beach and Campground (in Chesapeake Beach) and Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Old Town, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, see the interesting displays at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online holiday planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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Annapolis, Tomb of the Unknowns, Antietam National Battlefield, Old Town, Skyline Drive
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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