8 days in Washington DC Itinerary

8 days in Washington DC Itinerary

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gettysburg National Military Park and Arlington National Cemetery. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and Newseum. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Lake Braddock (in Burke), Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Cemetery & Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides) and George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC sightseeing tool .

In April, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Lake Braddock, Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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