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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gettysburg National Military Park and Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary. Family-friendly places like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary (in Lothian), Loch Raven Reservoir (in Phoenix) and System Source Computer Museum (in Hunt Valley). On the 11th (Wed), spend a day delving into the history of Antietam National Battlefield. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, take an in-depth tour of Newseum, meet the residents at National Zoological Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip app .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Arlington, Gettysburg, Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, System Source Computer Museum, Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery
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National Air and Space Museum
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National Gallery of Art

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