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.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Antietam National Battlefield will appeal to history buffs. Bring the kids along to National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: U.S. Naval Academy (in Annapolis), Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry) and Fort McHenry National Monument (in Baltimore). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, admire the masterpieces at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, contemplate the long history of Jennie Wade House, and admire all the interesting features of Devils Den.

Before you visit Washington DC, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

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Side Trips

Gettysburg, U.S. Naval Academy, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Antietam National Battlefield, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
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