7 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Washington DC — 2 nights

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.
National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and The National Archives Museum. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip builder app.

Washington to Washington DC is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Washington in May, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 4 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.
Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. For shopping fun, head to Rodeo Drive or Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains & Third Street Promenade) and Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat (in Ventura). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, cruise along Mulholland Drive, shop like a local with The Grove, and buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Washington DC to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 59°F. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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