7 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Eastern Market, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Washington DC itinerary maker website.

Washington to Washington DC is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Washington in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Washington DC, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rodeo Drive and Montana Avenue. Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Santa Monica Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat (in Ventura) and Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Santa Monica Mountains). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the exciting artwork at Revolver Gallery, contemplate the long history of Greystone Mansion and Park, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 59°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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