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.
Washington National Cathedral and Capitol Hill will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at National Air and Space Museum and Arlington National Cemetery. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg), Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore) and Adkins Arboretum (in Ridgely). Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Great Falls Park. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, trek along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and hunt for treasures at Eastern Market.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary site .

Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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Arlington, McLean, Horseshoe Casino, Stony Man Mountain Overlook, Gettysburg National Military Park
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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