Washington in one day: the best itinerary


This Washington guide in one day It will help you prepare a trip to the capital of the most powerful country in the world, a unique city in the United States, since it has no skyscrapers, but it stands out for being one of the cleanest, tidiest, have large government buildings, museums located among the best in the world and monuments to his war heroes and presidents.
In addition, it is a relatively easy city to walk, having almost all the interesting and tourist places in the National Mall area.
Most travelers visit Washington from New York in one day, being necessary for that and taking advantage of the time, leaving very early by bus, on a journey that lasts about 4 hours.
Having a day in the city, a good option is to book an excursion with a guide in Spanish, in which in addition to saving time in travel between the different attractions, you will know better the history of the city and that of the United States through the places where you will stop.
Based on our experience in the capital of the United States we have performed the best Washington itinerary in one day with a list of tourist places that you can not miss and that are included in the tour with a guide in Spanish.

1. Arlington Cemetery

The Arlington Cemetery, where more than 300,000 soldiers who gave their lives for the United States rest, is one of the essential tour of Washington in one day. The endless rows of white gravestones on the lawn, each with the name of the soldier and the war in which he participated, will be one of the images that you will never forget. You can also visit the tomb of the most famous president in history, John F Kennedy, and that of his wife, Jackie Kennedy, is another unforgettable moment of the visit.
Another key moment is to visit the United States Marine Corps War Memorial, famous for photography «Raising the flag on Iwo Jima»And the Clint Eastwood movie«Flags of our parents«.
Visiting hours: every day from 8 am to 5 pm.

2. Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial, located at one end of the National Mall, is another of the city's most visited attractions. This monument was built to honor Lincoln, one of the presidents who made the United States great, abolishing slavery and modernizing the economy, among many other things.
The Greek-inspired building has an immense Abraham Lincoln sitting in front of two panels with his best-known speeches, plus a plaque on the stairs in memory of the famous speech «I have a dream»That Martin Luther King gave here in 1963.
This is a good place to sit and wait at sunset while the Washington Monument is reflected in the pool in front.
Visiting hours: every day, 24 hours a day.

Washington Monument

There are other interesting monuments and memorials if you have more time such as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the National World War II Memorial, the Martin Luther King Memorial, the Albert Einstein Memorial, the Martin Luther King Memorial, and the Monument Commemorative to the Veterans of the Korean War.

There are also important buildings that can only be seen on the outside like The Pentagon. But if you want to have good views of it, we recommend you go to the upper area of ​​the Arlington Cemetery, or the FBI building.

Map of the places of interest in Washington