Selected fares from Des Moines to Washington

Fly from Des Moines to Washington DC

If you come from Des Moines and you are interested in an upfront and personalized journey through the footsteps of American history, then purchase a flight to Washington DC, the capital city of the U.S. and a leader in the preservation of the nation's history. When you fly from Des Moines to Washington DC, your flight will only take about two and a half hours. To reach Des Moines International Airport (DSM), you can take taxis, buses, hotel shuttles or you can drive yourself via Iowa Highway 5.

Attractions

While visiting DC, you'll never be without a monument to see. Perhaps the most famous is the Lincoln Memorial, a large statue of the former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. Besides that, there are also the Washington Monument and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. If you so wish, you can go for a trip to see the White House or the United States Capitol building. For those interested in museums, there are the Smithsonian institutions, which include the National Museum of Natural History and the National Air and Space Museum.

Hints and tips

When you fly from Des Moines to Washington DC, you will arrive at Ronald Reagan Washington International Airport (DCA). It is advised that you purchase a seven-day pass for the city's metro. That way, you do not have to pay for every bus and subway trip you make, which will add up fast. Temperatures drop to the mid-20s in winter and reach the mid-80s in summer.

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Hotels in Washington

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Hyatt Regency Washington DC
Hyatt Regency Washington DC
400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington
3.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (325 reviews)

This Washington, DC hotel is within 3 blocks of Union Station, the Capitol, and Senate offices, and 4 blocks from the Judiciary Square courthouse complex and ...

$169

$169
Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters
Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters
1615 Rhode Island Ave Nw, Washington
3.5 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (421 reviews)

Located 4 blocks from Dupont Circle, the 9-story Beacon Hotel is a 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers) from the new Washington Convention Center.

$164

$164
Liaison Capitol Hill DC
Liaison Capitol Hill DC
415 New Jersey Ave Nw, Washington
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (270 reviews)

This DC hotel, renovated in 2013, is within a half-mile (1 kilometer) of Union Station and the United States Capitol.

$149

$149
Avenue Suites
Avenue Suites
2500 Pennsylvania Ave Nw, Washington
3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (22 reviews)

Who's to say you're not a visiting diplomat or Georgetown scholar-in-residence at this conveniently located, spacious hotel? Guest suites have full kitchens ...

$197

$197
The Dupont Circle Hotel
The Dupont Circle Hotel
1500 New Hampshire Ave Nw, Washington
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (328 reviews)

Overlooking Dupont Circle in one of Washington's most desirable neighborhoods, this hotel is about 1 block from Embassy Row and 7 blocks from the White ...

$318

$318
Washington Plaza
Washington Plaza
10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington
3.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (475 reviews)

Ideally located on Thomas Circle, near Massachusetts Avenue in the heart of Washington DC, this Kennedy-era hotel is 0.3 miles from MCPherson Square Metro Station ...

$159

$159
The Melrose Georgetown Hotel
The Melrose Georgetown Hotel
2430 Pennsylvania Ave Nw, Washington
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (96 reviews)

Just west of downtown, this upscale hotel is 2 blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro station, Georgetown, and George Washington University and Hospital; the White ...

$206

$206
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert St Nw, Washington
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (8 reviews)

Overlooking Rock Creek Park, Omni Shoreham Hotel is a 10-minute walk from the National Zoo and 4 minutes from Woodley Park-Zoo Metro Station. From there it's ...

$169

$169
The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.
The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.
2100 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (78 reviews)

This Washington, DC luxury hotel is in a shopping district, 2 blocks from Dupont Circle, 4 blocks from Georgetown, and 1 mile from the John F. Kennedy Center ...

$179

$179
The Embassy Row Hotel
The Embassy Row Hotel
2015 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington
4.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (12 reviews)

This hotel is a short walk away from Dupont Circle Metro station and the National Mall. Dining, shopping, museums, galleries, and nightlife which exemplify the ...

$170

$170

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