10 days in Washington DC, Los Angeles & Seattle Itinerary

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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Museum of African American History and Culture and Smithsonian American Art Museum. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at Smithsonian Institution Building, and take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Washington DC tour itinerary site.

Washington to Washington DC is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. March in Washington DC sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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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 San Clemente Coastal Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Crystal Cove and Santa Monica State Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Huntington Beach Pier (in Huntington Beach), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and 26-Mile Bike Path (in Santa Monica). Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Long Beach Waterfront, listen to music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Los Angeles by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in March: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 74°F and lows are around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails
Side Trips
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Snoqualmie Falls and Discovery Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Washington Park Arboretum and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Seattle Public Library, take in panoramic vistas at Sky View Observatory, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, and stroll around Kerry Park.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seattle driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, things will get little chillier in Seattle: highs are around 56°F and lows about 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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