9 days in Washington DC Itinerary

9 days in Washington DC Itinerary

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9 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Washington Monument, Supreme Court and Ford's Theatre. Step out of Washington DC to go to Gettysburg and see Gettysburg National Military Park, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and get lost in a book at Library of Congress.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In December, daytime highs in Washington DC are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg National Military Park, Arlington National Cemetery
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Supreme Court as well as Ford's Theatre. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then pause for some photo ops at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): appreciate the history behind Korean War Veterans Memorial, see a show at Ford's Theatre, then get a sense of history and politics at Supreme Court, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of National Mall.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC vacation planner .

Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Walking tours
Korean War Veterans Memorial ©
Korean War Veterans Memorial

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