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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the activities along Tidal Basin, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Washington DC. In December in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 37°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Thu) 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 Mountains and Mulholland Drive will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Palm Springs (Indian Canyons, Tahquitz Canyon, &more), Solstice Canyon (in Malibu) and Anaheim (Indiana Jones Adventure, Disneyland Park, &more). Pack the 26th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour itinerary planner.

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. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 69°F and lows at 49°F. On the 11th (Mon), you're off to home.
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