8 days in Washington DC Itinerary

8 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 list of things to see and do now includes The Ellipse, Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC travel planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Washington Monument

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