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 — 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at U.S. National Arboretum and National Museum of African American History and Culture. The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, take a stroll through Georgetown, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

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Washington to Washington DC is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In March, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to fly 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Runyon Canyon Park. Visiting Indian Canyons and San Clemente Coastal Trail will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Long Beach Waterfront (in Long Beach), Huntington Dog Beach (in Huntington Beach) and Palm Springs (Moorten Botanical Garden & Tahquitz Canyon). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Crystal Cove, stroll through South Carlsbad State Beach, shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, and head off the coast to Balboa Island.

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Fly from Washington DC to Los Angeles in 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. Traveling from Washington DC in March, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 74°F and 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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