9 days in Washington DC & Annapolis Itinerary

9 days in Washington DC & Annapolis Itinerary

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9 days in Washington DC & Annapolis Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Annapolis
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Washington DC

3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Arlington National Cemetery and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and The National Archives Museum. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see George Washington's Mount Vernon in Mount Vernon, approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and see the interesting displays at Newseum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC travel route planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Washington DC. In July in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Annapolis.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arlington, George Washington's Mount Vernon
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

5
nights
Annapolis

Annapolis ©
Capital of the United States for one year from 1783 to 1784, Annapolis has played a vital role in U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes US Naval Academy Walking Tour. You'll explore and learn at U.S. Naval Academy and Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. There's lots more to do: trek along Quiet Waters Park, immerse yourself in nature at Sandy Point State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Ego Alley, and walk around Susan Campbell Park.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Annapolis trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Washington DC to Annapolis in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Annapolis, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 72°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Annapolis

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
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Quiet Waters Park ©
Quiet Waters Park
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum ©
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

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