10 days in Washington DC, Los Angeles & Seattle Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
— 4 nights


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.
Visiting U.S. National Arboretum and Tidal Basin will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as National Museum of African American History and Culture and Smithsonian American Art Museum. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, explore the historical opulence of Smithsonian Institution Building, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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Washington to Washington DC is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In March in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Los Angeles — 2 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Runyon Canyon Park and Crystal Cove. Take a break from the city and head to San Clemente Coastal Trail and Santa Monica State Beach. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Huntington Beach Pier (in Huntington Beach), 26-Mile Bike Path (in Santa Monica) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Long Beach Waterfront, don't miss a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, admire the masterpieces at The Broad, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of the Pacific.

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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 changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 75°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Seattle.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Seattle — 4 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Visiting Snoqualmie Falls and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Washington Park Arboretum and Seattle Public Library. Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Fall City Wallaby Ranch in Fall City, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Discovery Park, stroll around Kerry Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and deepen your understanding at University of Washington.

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Getting from Los Angeles to Seattle by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, Seattle is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 61°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Tours
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