10 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

10 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Washington DC — 4 nights

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Get some cultural insight at National Air and Space Museum and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Museum of African American History and Culture and Capitol Hill. Venture out of the city with trips to Gettysburg (Eisenhower National Historic Site, Gettysburg National Cemetery, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Smithsonian Institution Building, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum.

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Washington to Washington DC is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Washington in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Washington DC, with lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 5 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore hidden gems such as Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens. Get a sense of the local culture at The Broad and Hollywood Bowl Museum. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, engage your brain at California Science Center, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

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You can fly from Washington DC to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. May in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 59°F at night. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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