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 8th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and finally appreciate the history behind Washington Monument.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC route planning tool.

London, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (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.
Get outdoors at Santa Monica Mountains and Franklin Canyon Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Ocean Avenue, 26-Mile Bike Path, &more), Anaheim (Radiator Springs Racers, Disneyland Park, &more) and Pro Sup Shop (in Marina del Rey). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, walk around Coldwater Canyon Park, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles itinerary site.

Traveling by journey from Washington DC to Los Angeles takes 27.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 December, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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