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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg), Frederick (Ballenger Creek Linear Trail & Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience) and Old Rag Mountain Hike (in Shenandoah National Park). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner .

Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

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Frederick, Luray, Old Rag Mountain Hike, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Gettysburg National Military Park
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National Air and Space Museum
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Tidal Basin

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