How to Plan a Trip to DC

Planning trips is also a challenge all on its own. You need to take certain steps for a vacation anywhere. In this article we will discuss some helpful tips and tricks you can use while planning your visit to DC. Visiting Dc has many advantages, and you can get the full experience as long as you plan the trip thoughtfully and carefully. Dc holds , the history on which this nation was built, you will need to plan arrival to departure, finances, and where you will be having meals etc. Lets’s get started on some helpful tips for you to use while planning this trip to DC.


Unfortunately anything we do will end up costing money. If you take the time to plan the trip and explore cost you should be able to do all you are wanting too without it hurting your pocket too badly. According to the average price of a 7-day trip to Washington is $1,716 for a solo traveler, $3,082 for a couple, and $5,778 for a family of 4. Washington hotels range from $79 to $302 per night with an average of $155, while most vacation rentals will cost $140 to $500 per night for the entire home.  Average worldwide flight costs to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) are between $695 and $1,191 per person for economy flights and $2,181 to $3,737 for first class. Depending on activities, they  recommend budgeting $69 to $125 per person per day for transportation and visiting local restaurants to dine at.

Tips for Your First Trip to DC

If you want to visit The White House be sure to plan in advance for this. You can not just show up and expect to get inside, you need to book that prior to your trip. You need to submit a request to a member of Congress—not less than 21 days in advance of your proposed tour date. If you’re a citizen of another country, you need to work with your embassy to get your request approved. Be sure to choose the time of year you ago wisely and after some research. More families visit DC in the summer, but before you go be sure to look at the weather conditions as DC is known for their heat and humidity.  Keep in mind that the National Mall is much bigger than it appears! It is two miles long and most of the monuments people come to see are within those 2 miles. If you are only going to be in DC for a day trip you should start your journey here! Another cool positive is that the monuments are open 24/7 so you can go see them at night as well.

Enjoy Your Trip

  • Visit the White House.
  • Take in the Smithsonian museums.
  • Tour DC’s premier cultural arts center.
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour with DC by Foot.
  • Check out the largest library in the world.
  • Walk through the U.S. Capitol Building.

Do not forget to visit these places that you must see while you visit DC. Some of the most notable conversation worthy sites in Washington DC. Make a plan and write out what all you wish to see and do on your get away. Do not go and just wing your trip have an actual plan in place and it all should go off without any major life altering events that would ruin your trip.