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
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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 14th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC road trip site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Washington DC. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Santa Monica State Beach and South Bay Bicycle Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Monica (Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica Place, &more), Anaheim (Soarin' Around The World, Disneyland Park, &more) and Pro Sup Shop (in Marina del Rey). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, and admire all the interesting features of Mulholland Drive.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip app.

Getting from Washington DC to Los Angeles by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. September in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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