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.
Let the collections at Shriver House Museum and U.S. Naval Academy capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Great Falls Park and Skyline Drive. Venture out of the city with trips to Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville), Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts (in Vienna) and Fort McHenry National Monument (in Baltimore). On the 30th (Thu), spend a day delving into the history of Antietam National Battlefield. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, explore the historical opulence of Smithsonian Institution Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In May in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Gettysburg, Great Falls Park, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Old Town, Skyline Drive
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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