5 days in Washington DC Itinerary

5 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 inner history buff will appreciate The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Air and Space Museum and U.S. Naval Academy. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, admire the masterpieces at Renwick Gallery, make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, and pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner .

Expect a daytime high around 68°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Antietam National Battlefield, National Museum of the Marine Corps, U.S. Naval Academy
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