9 days in Washington DC Itinerary

9 days in Washington DC Itinerary

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9 days in Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Houston
Drive:  23​h 30​min
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Washington DC
— 7 nights
End: Washington DC

7
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.
Antietam National Battlefield and Jennie Wade House will appeal to history buffs. National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park), Roddy Road Covered Bridge (in Thurmont) and Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville). Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, admire all the interesting features of Gettysburg National Military Park, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and explore the galleries of Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse.

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Houston to Washington DC is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Houston in July: highs in Washington DC hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gettysburg, St. Michaels, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Roddy Road Covered Bridge, Antietam National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield

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