20 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Washington DC — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Washington DC. In December, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 37°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 17 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Santa Monica Mountains and Topanga State Park. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & 26-Mile Bike Path), Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). Have a day of magic on the 2nd (Sat) at Disney California Adventure Park. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park, take a memorable drive along Mulholland Drive, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and explore the stunning scenery at Tahquitz Canyon.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles journey maker tool.

Traveling by journey from Washington DC to Los Angeles takes 27.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In December, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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