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.
Let the collections at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Tidal Basin and National Zoological Park. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Bloomery Plantation Distillery (in Charles Town), Harpers Ferry (John Brown's Fort & The Point) and Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino & Sagamore Spirit Distillery). Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Great Falls Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, do a tasting at Granite Heights Winery, step off the mainland to explore Theodore Roosevelt Island Park, and stroll through Mount Vernon Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary builder .

In January, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Leesburg, Arlington, Harpers Ferry, Baltimore, The Hague Winery
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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