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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Stony Man Mountain Hike (in Luray), Gettysburg (Devils Den & Gettysburg National Military Park) and Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Museums Outdoors

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Gettysburg, The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, Horseshoe Casino, Old Rag Mountain Hike, Stony Man Mountain Overlook
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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