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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like James Madison's Montpelier and Old Town. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Perigeaux Vineyards & Winery (in Saint Leonard), Sotterley Historic Plantation (in Hollywood) and R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery (in Washington). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at Stratford Hall, and get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online tour planner .

If you are flying in from Ireland, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In October in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

St. Michaels, Fredericksburg, Alexandria, James Madison Museum, Vault Field Vineyards
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier

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