10 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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Washington DC — 2 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tidal Basin and Smithsonian American Art Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at U.S. National Arboretum, get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery, take a stroll through Georgetown, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary site.

Washington to Washington DC is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Washington in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 49°F in Washington DC. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 6 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.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and 26-Mile Bike Path will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at San Clemente Coastal Trail and Long Beach Waterfront. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Laguna Beach (Heisler Park & Crystal Cove), Oceanside (Breakwater Way Beach & Harbor Beach) and Palm Springs (Tahquitz Canyon, Indian Canyons, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Beach, stroll through Santa Monica Bay, explore the stunning scenery at Runyon Canyon Park, and get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in April: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 75°F and lows are around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.
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