6 days in Washington DC Itinerary

6 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.
Attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History make great kid-friendly stops. Let the collections at National Gallery of Art and National Portrait Gallery capture your imagination. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg National Military Park, & more) and Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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In October, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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Gettysburg, Arlington, Antietam National Battlefield
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