11 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 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.
Visiting Tidal Basin and Dark Hollow Falls will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like U.S. National Arboretum and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Venture out of the city with trips to Stony Man Mountain Overlook (in Luray) and Limberlost Trail (in Shenandoah National Park). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, take a stroll through Georgetown, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Washington DC driving holiday planner.

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 25th (Sun) so you can fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 3 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 San Clemente Coastal Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside) and The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch (in Carlsbad). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, don't miss a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planning app.

You can fly from Washington DC to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles. Traveling from Washington DC in April, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 75°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.
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