7 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

7 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Washington DC — 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Tidal Basin and U.S. National Arboretum. Step off the beaten path and head to Capitol Hill and Smithsonian American Art Museum. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, wander the streets of Georgetown, and explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip maker site.

Washington to Washington DC is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Washington in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 49°F in Washington DC. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 3 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 Dolphin & Whale Watching and Santa Monica Bay. Explore hidden gems such as San Clemente Coastal Trail and 26-Mile Bike Path. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Long Beach Waterfront (in Long Beach), Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach) and Huntington Beach Pier (in Huntington Beach). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, gain insight at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and take in breathtaking views at Runyon Canyon Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles journey planning app.

Fly from Washington DC to Los Angeles in 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. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in April, with highs in Los Angeles at 75°F and lows at 56°F. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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