53 days in Washington DC & Halifax Itinerary

53 days in Washington DC & Halifax Itinerary

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53 days in Washington DC & Halifax Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
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Washington DC, United States
— 49 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
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Halifax, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Washington DC, United States

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Washington DC, United States

Washington DC ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at James Madison's Montpelier and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Antietam National Battlefield and Betterton Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Phillips Wharf Environmental Center (in Tilghman), R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery (in Washington) and Rock Hall (Ferry Park & Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Naval Academy, identify plant and animal life at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, and see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary maker app .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. June in Washington DC sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Shenandoah National Park, Alexandria, Fredericksburg, Winchester
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield

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Halifax, Canada

Halifax ©
The largest city on Canada's eastern coastline, Halifax boast a rich maritime history and occupies a strategically important location with one of the world's greatest natural harbors.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get great views at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, then admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, then look for gifts at Amos Pewter, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Church. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Lawrencetown Beach, then play a few rounds at H2O Golf, and then take an in-depth tour of Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Halifax trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Washington DC to Halifax in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Halifax, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in August; daily highs in Halifax reach 27°C and lows reach 17°C. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lawrencetown Beach, Amos Pewter, St. John's Anglican Church
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