8 days in Washington DC Itinerary

8 days in Washington DC Itinerary

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Jennie Wade House and Antietam National Battlefield are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at U.S. Naval Academy and Shriver House Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park), Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry) and Gettysburg (Gettysburg Museum of History, Gettysburg National Cemetery, & more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, browse the exhibits of 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, and pause for some photo ops at Fort McHenry National Monument.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC vacation builder tool .

In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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Gettysburg, St. Michaels, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Roddy Road Covered Bridge, U.S. Naval Academy
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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