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 29th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at White House, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally hit the best photo ops around with Washington Photo Safari.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Washington DC. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 65°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Santa Monica State Beach and South Bay Bicycle Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Downtown Disney District, &more), Orange County Coast (in Huntington Beach) and Angeles National Forest (in Arcadia). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, take in the local highlights with Hollywood Hikes, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and see some colorful creatures with Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Los Angeles by journey takes about 27.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in October; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 82°F and lows reach 62°F. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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