13 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 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.
Get in touch with nature at U.S. National Arboretum and Devils Den. Step off the beaten path and head to National Museum of African American History and Culture and Smithsonian Institution Building. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Gettysburg (Horseback Riding Tours, Shriver House Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Washington DC travel route website.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Washington DC. In July in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to fly 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.
Get outdoors at El Matador State Beach and San Clemente Coastal Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Crystal Cove and Hollywood Bowl Museum. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to San Clemente State Beach (in San Clemente), Huntington State Beach (in Huntington Beach) and Zuma Beach (in Malibu). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Santa Monica Mountains, and kick back and relax at Seal Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 83°F and lows at 66°F. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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