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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tomb of the Unknowns and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Your inner history buff will appreciate Antietam National Battlefield and Old Town. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park), Choptank River Lighthouse (in Cambridge) and Wine Loves Chocolate (in Washington). Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and wander the streets of Fell's Point.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC planner .

If you are flying in from Ethiopia, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Baltimore, Cambridge, Old Town, Wine Loves Chocolate, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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