20 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Washington DC — 10 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 outdoors at Capital SUP - Quiet Waters Park and Stony Man Mountain Overlook. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Shenandoah National Park (Limberlost Trail & Old Rag Mountain Hike), Annapolis (Wild Bird Center & Ellen O. Moyer Nature Park at Back Creek) and Little Library (in Vienna). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip website.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Washington DC. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 9 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 Hollywood Hikes and 26-Mile Bike Path. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Dana Point (Dana Point Parasail & Doris Walker Overlook), Victoria Beach (in Laguna Beach) and Orange County Coast (in Huntington Beach). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect little chillier with lows of 66°F in Los Angeles. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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