8 days in Washington DC Itinerary

8 days in Washington DC Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington DC sightseeing planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

View / edit route

1
Washington DC
— 7 nights

7
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring and James Madison's Montpelier. Popular historic sites such as Little Round Top and Shriver House Museum are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and Gettysburg (Jennie Wade House, Gettysburg National Cemetery, & more). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at U.S. Naval Academy, admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary planning app .

Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, U.S. Naval Academy, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Antietam National Battlefield, Rocky Point Beach and Park
Highlights from your plan

Similar Plans

11 days in New York City, Philadelphia & Washington DC BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in New York City, Washington DC & Boston BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Washington DC & Yellowstone National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Salt Lake City & Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Washington DC BY A USER FROM INDIA November, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in New York City, Washington DC & Orlando BY A USER FROM EGYPT June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Minnesota, Washington DC & New York City BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Virginia & Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans