16 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 — 5 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.
Kids will enjoy National Air and Space Museum and National Museum of African American History and Culture. Explore hidden gems such as Capitol Hill and Old Town. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Georgetown, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and explore the galleries of Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.

Before you visit Washington DC, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Washington DC. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 8 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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and Hollywood Bowl Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Nethercutt Collection and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Huntington Beach (Huntington State Beach & Huntington Dog Beach), Malibu (El Matador State Beach & Zuma Beach) and Seal Beach (in Seal Beach). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Broad, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles visit planner.

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 September, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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