11 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Tidal Basin and Turkey Run Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like U.S. National Arboretum and Georgetown. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC holiday tool.

Washington to Washington DC is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Washington in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Washington DC, with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. Step out of the city life by going to San Clemente Coastal Trail and 26-Mile Bike Path. Change things up with a short trip to Oceanside Strand in Oceanside (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection, stroll around Runyon Canyon Park, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and admire the masterpieces at The Broad.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online travel route planner.

You can 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 somewhat warmer, temps between 75°F and 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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