10 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Washington DC
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Los Angeles
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Washington DC — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

To see ratings and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 7 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.
Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Children's Pool. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Beverly Hills (Barney's New York & Rodeo Drive), Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market, Third Street Promenade, &more) and USS Midway Museum (in San Diego). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat, shop like a local with Two Rodeo Drive, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Los Angeles by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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