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.
Escape the urban bustle at Great Falls Park and Fort McHenry National Monument. Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park) and U.S. Naval Academy (in Annapolis). On the 20th (Fri), spend a day delving into the history of Antietam National Battlefield. Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Washington DC tour itinerary builder .

In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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Great Falls Park, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Old Town, Skyline Drive, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©

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