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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gettysburg National Military Park and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Family-friendly places like Tidal Basin and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will thrill your kids. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino Baltimore & Fell's Point), Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center & The Lion Potter) and Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts (in Vienna). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Eastern Market, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Mall.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Washington DC. In October, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

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Gettysburg, Baltimore, Takoma Park Farmers Market, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Arlington National Cemetery
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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