20 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

20 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Washington DC
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Los Angeles
— 17 nights
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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 1st (Tue): grab your bike and head to Mount Vernon Trail, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Washington DC. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Wed) 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.
Visiting Santa Monica State Beach and Santa Monica Mountains will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Temecula Valley Jeep & Wine Tours (in Temecula), Santa Monica (Ocean Avenue, 26-Mile Bike Path, &more) and Bommer Canyon Trails (in Irvine). Have a day of magic on the 19th (Sat) at Disney California Adventure Park. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park, grab your bike and head to South Bay Bicycle Trail, stroll through Santa Monica Bay, and admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Los Angeles, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Washington DC to Los Angeles in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. In September in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.
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