How to Spend a Long Weekend in Washington DC Itinerary Story

By Alli Sewell

Introduction

How to Spend a Long Weekend in Washington DC Itinerary Story

This long weekend in Washington DC itinerary ensures you see all of the city's top...

Day 1

Washington’s Top Attractions

On your first day in Washington DC you’ll see some of the city’s most renowned...

Day 1 - Stop 1

Museum of African American History and Culture

The Museum of African American History and Culture is one of the largest museums in...

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Day 1 - Stop 2

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

A must-see landmark on your weekend in DC itinerary is the Martin Luther King Jr...

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Day 1 - Stop 3

Korean War Memorial

Located in West Potomac Park, the Korean War Veterans Memorial is another significant landmark in...

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Day 1 - Stop 4

Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial is one of the most famous landmarks in the world. The monument...

Day 1 - Stop 5

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Another historical landmark to see on a long weekend in DC is the Vietnam Veterans...

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Day 1 - Stop 6

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is an educational museum covering Holocaust history. It's also...

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Day 1 - Stop 7

National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery is an art gallery that houses portraits of various famous figures...

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Day 1 - Stop 8

Penn Quarter

Penn Quarter is a fun area of DC with an array of bars, restaurants, and...

Day 2

A Trip to Mount Vernon and More DC Landmarks

The second day of your Washington DC three day itinerary will begin with a trip...

Day 2 - Stop 1

George Washington’s Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria

Mount Vernon is a historic estate located about a 30-minute drive from central Washington DC...

Day 2 - Stop 2

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery is one of the most famous Washington DC landmarks. The cemetery is...

Day 2 - Stop 3

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

A quick trip to see the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is another highly recommended thing...

Day 2 - Stop 4

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Established in 1946, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is another of the educational...

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Day 2 - Stop 5

Washington National Cathedral

Also known as the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter, the Washington National Cathedral is a...

Day 2 - Stop 6

Dupont Circle

Dupont Circle is a bustling part of Washington known for its array of eateries and...

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Day 3

Washington’s World-Class Museums

Your three perfect days in Washington DC will include visits to some more of the...

Day 3 - Stop 1

United States Capitol Building

The US Capitol Building is one of the most significant political buildings in Washington DC...

Day 3 - Stop 2

National Gallery of Art

Art enthusiasts will be very excited to go to this renowned art gallery! The National...

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Day 3 - Stop 3

National Archives Museum

The National Archives Museum is a fascinating attraction to see during your weekend getaway in...

Day 3 - Stop 4

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Another world-class museum in Washington DC is the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Exhibits...

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Day 3 - Stop 5

The White House

The White House is hands down the most well-known place in DC. It’s also one...

Day 3 - Stop 6

National Mall and Washington Monument

Located close to the White House are two other renowned sights, the National Mall and...

Conclusion

In Summary

Washington DC is one of the best weekend getaway locations in the US. You can...

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