11 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Washington DC
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Los Angeles
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tidal Basin and Ellipse Visitor Pavilion. Explore hidden gems such as U.S. National Arboretum and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. There's still lots to do: visit Capitol Hill, pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, and explore the historical opulence of Smithsonian Institution Building.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC vacation maker site.

Washington to Washington DC is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Washington in April, with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. Take a break from the city and head to San Clemente Coastal Trail and 26-Mile Bike Path. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Oceanside Pier in Oceanside, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, deepen your understanding at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and don't miss a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles vacation builder site.

Fly from Washington DC to Los Angeles in 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. Traveling from Washington DC in April, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 75°F and 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.
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