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.
Kids will enjoy National Zoological Park and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Visiting Tidal Basin and Antietam National Battlefield will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Gettysburg (Devils Den & Gettysburg National Military Park), Mount Vernon Trail (in Arlington) and Wat Thai of Washington, D.C. (in Silver Spring). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip planning app .

In May in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Arlington, Gettysburg, Antietam National Battlefield, Wat Thai of Washington, D.C., Ford Orientation Center
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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