7 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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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 National Portrait Gallery. There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, wander the streets of Georgetown, and get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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Washington to Washington DC is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Washington in April since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can 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 26-Mile Bike Path. Explore hidden gems such as San Clemente Coastal Trail and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach), Long Beach Waterfront (in Long Beach) and Huntington Beach Pier (in Huntington Beach). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, gain insight at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and take in breathtaking views at Runyon Canyon Park.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 75°F and lows about 56°F. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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