8 days in Washington DC Itinerary

8 days in Washington DC Itinerary

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Washington DC

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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Antietam National Battlefield and Tomb of the Unknowns. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fell's Point and Gettysburg National Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry), Gettysburg (Jennie Wade House & Gettysburg National Military Park) and Belle Grove Plantation (in Middletown). There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, browse for treasures at Strasburg Emporium Antiques, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and take in the history at Fort McHenry National Monument.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip planner.

Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

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Side Trips

Baltimore, Gettysburg, Antietam National Battlefield, Belle Grove Plantation, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield

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