8 days in Washington DC Itinerary

8 days in Washington DC Itinerary

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8 days in Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Winston Salem
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
End: Winston Salem

6
nights
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes National Museum of American History, George Washington's Mount Vernon and Ford's Theatre. You'll explore and learn at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Popular historic sites such as National Mall and President Lincoln's Cottage are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of Newseum.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip planner .

Winston Salem to Washington DC is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and subway. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

George Washington's Mount Vernon
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

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