10 days in Washington DC, Los Angeles & Seattle Itinerary

10 days in Washington DC, Los Angeles & Seattle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Seattle
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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.
Get outdoors at U.S. National Arboretum and Tidal Basin. Step off the beaten path and head to National Museum of African American History and Culture and Albert Einstein Memorial. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC sightseeing planner.

Washington to Washington DC is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In March, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can fly to Los Angeles.
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Runyon Canyon Park and Long Beach Waterfront. Explore hidden gems such as San Clemente Coastal Trail and Santa Monica State Beach. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point), Huntington Beach Pier (in Huntington Beach) and Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, don't miss a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of the Pacific.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary 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. In March, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 74°F and lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Snoqualmie Falls and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Washington Park Arboretum and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. The adventure continues: get some jogging in at Discovery Park, look for gifts at Starbucks Reserve Roastery Seattle, admire the landmark architecture of Seattle Public Library, and walk around Kerry Park.

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Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in March; daily highs in Seattle reach 56°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive back home.
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