10 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

10 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Washington DC — 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like National Museum of African American History and Culture and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Get a sense of the local culture at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, explore the historical opulence of Smithsonian Institution Building, contemplate the long history of Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial, and examine the collection at The National Archives Museum.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC travel planning website.

Washington to Washington DC is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Washington in May, Washington DC is a bit warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and The Broad. Get a sense of the local culture at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and Norton Simon Museum. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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