13 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.
Bring the kids along to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and Tidal Basin. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tomb of the Unknowns and US Naval Academy Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Historic Annapolis (in Annapolis), Ida Lee Park (in Leesburg), Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg), Downs Park (in Pasadena), Harpers Ferry (Harpers Ferry National Historical Park & True Treats Historic Candy), Flag Ponds Nature Park (in Lusby), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), Phillips Wharf Environmental Center (in Tilghman), Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (in St. Michaels), Gettysburg (Sachs Covered Bridge, Eisenhower National Historic Site, & more), Baltimore (American Visionary Art Museum & Fort McHenry National Monument) and Adkins Arboretum (in Ridgely). The adventure continues: enjoy some music at Ford's Theatre, look for all kinds of wild species at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC vacation trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In March, daytime highs in Washington DC are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Adkins Arboretum
Adkins Arboretum
Flag Ponds Nature Park
Flag Ponds Nature Park

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