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A Power City of endless sights

Home of the White House and an array of iconic memorials, Washington DC is a political and cultural powerhouse of the USA. Leafy Georgetown and Dupont Circle are hotspots for luxury boutiques and the city throngs with events and festivals all year round.

Holidays from £599pp

Hotels in Washington DC

Essential information for Washington DC

Local time

Language

USA flag
American English

Currency

US Dollar $
Official currency of the United States

Flight information

8h 30m
Washington DC (IAD)
Direct flight

Flight Schedule

  • Virgin Atlantic fly to Washington daily from Heathrow
are our main partner airline

Do I need a VISA?

Yes. You'll need to obtain approval no less than 72 hours prior to travel to the US via the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) scheme.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

Getting around

Washington DC is smaller than almost any major capital city you can think of, making it easily navigable on foot, by bike or via its easy Metro system.