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 17th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and finally appreciate the history behind Washington Monument.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Washington DC. In November, daytime highs in Washington DC are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (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.
Visiting Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat and Santa Monica State Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Malibu (Solstice Canyon & The Getty Villa), Santa Monica (Museum of Flying, Santa Monica Mountains, &more) and Pro Sup Shop (in Marina del Rey). Have a day of magic on the 25th (Wed) at Disney California Adventure Park. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park, explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, and don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

You can travel from Washington DC to Los Angeles in 27.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In November, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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