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.
Bring the kids along to National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Let the collections at National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum capture your imagination. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park, Little Round Top, & more) and Loch Raven Reservoir (in Phoenix). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Thai of Washington, D.C..

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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 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Wat Thai of Washington, D.C., Loch Raven Reservoir
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
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National Gallery of Art

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