11 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Washington DC — 3 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 Quiet Waters Park. Explore hidden gems such as Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Smithsonian American Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Annapolis (Annapolis Historic District & Maryland State House). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at United States Botanic Garden, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Women's Memorial, ponder the world of politics at Smithsonian Institution Building, and get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC tour builder.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Washington DC. In December, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 5 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 Big Bear Lake and San Clemente Coastal Trail. Get in touch with nature at Balboa Island and 26-Mile Bike Path. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Snow Valley (in Running Springs), Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach). And it doesn't end there: walk around Runyon Canyon Park, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, make a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and gain insight at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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