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 National Gallery of Art. Tomb of the Unknowns and Gettysburg National Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry), Gettysburg (Jennie Wade House, Monument to Brigadier General Gouverneur Kemble Warren, & more) and U.S. Naval Academy (in Annapolis). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip planning tool .

In April, daytime highs in Washington DC are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

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Gettysburg, Arlington, U.S. Naval Academy, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Fort McHenry National Monument
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Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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