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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, appreciate the history behind Albert Einstein Memorial, take in the waterfront at Old Town Waterfront, and take in nature's colorful creations at U.S. National Arboretum.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online trip builder.

Washington to Washington DC is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In February, daytime highs in Washington DC are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the flight 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.
Get in touch with nature at Runyon Canyon Park and San Clemente Coastal Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Battleship USS Iowa Museum and South Carlsbad State Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Long Beach Waterfront (in Long Beach), Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside) and Moonlight State Beach (in Encinitas). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Broad, examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection, step off the mainland to explore Balboa Island, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Bear Lake.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Washington DC in February: highs in Los Angeles hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.
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