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.
Get in touch with nature at Stony Man Mountain Hike and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse and Great Falls Park. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station), Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park) and Fort McHenry National Monument (in Baltimore). Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at U.S. National Arboretum, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, step into the grandiose world of Smithsonian Institution Building, and pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner .

Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Arlington, James Madison's Montpelier, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Great Falls Park, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
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Smithsonian Institution Building ©
Smithsonian Institution Building
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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