20 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

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 30th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

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Use the Route module to see 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. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Thu) before leaving for Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 18 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 State Beach and Santa Monica Mountains. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills), Malibu (El Pescador State Beach, Zuma Beach, &more) and Santa Monica (26-Mile Bike Path & Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign). Have a day of magic on the 13th (Tue) at Disney California Adventure Park. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, discover the deep blue sea with Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles holiday planner.

You can travel from Washington DC to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Traveling from Washington DC in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 82°F and lows about 62°F. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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