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 — 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 Renwick Gallery and Georgetown. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, explore the world behind art at The Phillips Collection, appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC online trip maker.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Washington DC. In January, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) 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.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and South Carlsbad State Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to The Nethercutt Collection and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Del Mar (Del Mar Dog Beach & Del Mar City Beach), Huntington Dog Beach (in Huntington Beach) and Newport Beach (Newport Beach & Pirates Life). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Big Bear Lake, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, stroll around Runyon Canyon Park, and find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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Getting from Washington DC to Los Angeles by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in January, expect nights in Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, around 49°F, while days are much hotter, around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.
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