8 days in Washington DC Itinerary

8 days in Washington DC Itinerary

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Washington DC

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as National Museum of African American History and Culture and Capitol Hill. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: U.S. Naval Academy (in Annapolis), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, browse the exhibits of Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse, explore the striking landscape of Antietam National Battlefield, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Shriver House Museum.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planning site .

In October in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Fredericksburg, Carlyle House, Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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