Packing Tips for Washington D.C.
Already thinking about what to bring on your upcoming Washington, D.C., tour? Fall in the District is usually lovely with warm daytime temperatures that can reach into the 70s and cool mornings and evenings in the mid-50s. Spring is also balmy, with temperatures in the 70s, whereas summer can be hot and humid, with temperatures in the 80s. Winter months get fairly cold and cloudy (expect temperatures in the 40s and 50s).
Remember to check the extended forecast before you depart. We’ve provided the checklist and information below to help you pack for your exceptional travel experience.
- Casual clothes (trousers/pants, jeans, shorts, T-shirts, collared shirts or blouses)
- One nicer outfit for any special meals or occasions
- Light sweater or jacket
- Light rain coat and/or compact umbrella
- Comfortable walking shoes or sandals with rubber soles
- Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
- Toiletries (in a sealed, clear plastic bag inside your luggage)
- Minor First Aid care items (Band-Aids, aspirin, hand sanitizer, etc.)
- Medications (please bring all medications in their original containers)
- Small bag or backpack (large enough for a small Bible, pen, camera and other personal items)
- Hair care appliances (see Help with Electronics)
- Passport or ID with separate photocopy (see below for more information)
HELP WITH ELECTRONICS
Most hotels are equipped with a hair dryer for your personal convenience. If you prefer using your own hair appliances, you may want to consider bringing more compact and travel-friendly models.
If you are traveling from outside North America, you may want to bring a travel adapter. The power sockets in your D.C. hotel room are type B, with a standard voltage of 120 V and standard frequency of 60 Hz.
Make certain your suitcase closes and fastens securely. Mark your luggage and carry-on bag clearly with your name and address so you will be able to distinguish them easily. Your personal luggage tags can be used for this purpose or you may use paper tags available at airline check-in counters. We recommend you put identification info (name, address and phone number) INSIDE your luggage in case the luggage tags on the outside are lost in transit. It is also suggested that you keep your essential toiletries (in 3.4 ounce containers if flying) and a one day change of clothes with you in your carry-on.
Check out these useful blog posts from Inspiration’s Get Away with God Travel Blog:
- Helpful Packing Tips from the Experts at Inspiration
- Pro-packing Made Easy
- 11 Things You Should Never Pack for Travel
For more information please call one of our Reservation Coordinators at 800 247 1899, Monday through Friday between 8:30am-5:00pm, Pacific Time.