10 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

10 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Museum of African American History and Culture and Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Air and Space Museum and Capitol Hill. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Gettysburg (Jennie Wade House, Gettysburg National Cemetery, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, admire the masterpieces at Renwick Gallery, take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC journey planner.

Washington to Washington DC is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Washington in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 58°F in Washington DC. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) 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.
Get some cultural insight at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Broad and Hollywood Bowl Museum. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

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 difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. May in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 59°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Fri) before leaving for home.
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