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Itinerary Check??

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Itinerary Check??

First time trip from 6/20-6/23. Me, husband, sons 9 and 12. Flying into Reagan, staying at Holiday Inn Rosslyn. No car, plan on using Metro. Already got Metro cards with $20 each on them (hoping that will be enough, but will add if I have to!). I don't want a super-rigid schedule with specific times to be places, but do want an idea of where we're heading each day. How does this sound? Would really like some honest feedback!

Wed--Arrive just before lunch, take metro to hotel and check in. Then spend afternoon/evening seeing monuments:


Vietnam Vets


Korean War





Thursday - Morning

Postal Museum

Tour of Capitol (11:00)

Lunch at Union Station

Thursday - Afternoon

Old Post Office Pavilion/Clock tower

White House (unfortunately, no tour!)

National Archives

Madam Tussaud's (if time)

Friday -

Line up for Engraving/Printing Tickets

Smithsonian - Castle, American History, Natural History, Air & Space, American Art/Portrait Gallery.

Bureau Engraving/Printing at appointed time

Saturday -

Arlington Cemetery

Any Smithsonian we missed prior day

Flight back at 5:00

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1. Re: Itinerary Check??

Your friday is really really really full with 4 of the Smithsonian museums, way to many, unless all you want to do is browse through them and for some of them that can take hours already.

Count at least a couple of hours for Arlington even if you take the tour, you will want to stop for the changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknowns. Count on being there for anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes.

Your first afternoon is going to be some serious walking too, be prepared for that.

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2. Re: Itinerary Check??

Friday could be doable, depending on how thorough you want to be in the museums. Save American Art/Portrait Gallery for last since it's open until 7 pm and there are great restaurants in the area. It's a good last stop for the day. Have a fun time!

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3. Re: Itinerary Check??

You could spend one full day in each of the museums easily, so I wouldn't count on hitting all those. You may want to pick your fav and start there, because they aren't open super late either.

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