10 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tidal Basin and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at U.S. National Arboretum, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, stop by Capitol Hill, and stroll through Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip app.

Washington to Washington DC is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Washington in April, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 4 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 Moonlight State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Long Beach Waterfront (in Long Beach), Newport Beach (Newport Beach & Balboa Island) and Laguna Beach (Heisler Park & Main Beach). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch, make a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, gain insight at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Carlsbad State Beach.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in April: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 75°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive back home.
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