12 days in Washington DC Itinerary

12 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Little Round Top and Antietam National Battlefield. Popular historic sites such as James Madison's Montpelier and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Gettysburg (Gettysburg Museum of History, Jennie Wade House, & more), Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse (in Solomons) and Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas). Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Smithsonian Institution Building, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the masterpieces at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner .

June in Washington DC sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Gettysburg, Fredericksburg, Arlington, Historic Downtown Frederick, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier

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