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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gettysburg National Military Park and Arlington National Cemetery. Shop till you drop at Eastern Market and Madame Tussauds DC. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg), Riversdale House Museum (in Riverdale Park) and Gettysburg (Little Round Top & Gettysburg National Cemetery). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and browse for treasures at Antique Alley of Bridgeville, LLC.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

In May in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Baltimore, Antique Alley of Bridgeville, LLC, Shenandoah Valley Artworks
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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