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 — 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tidal Basin and Smithsonian American Art Museum. There's still lots to do: trek along U.S. National Arboretum, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery, 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. Traveling from Washington in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Washington DC, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly 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.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Santa Monica Bay. Discover out-of-the-way places like San Clemente Coastal Trail and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Long Beach Waterfront (in Long Beach) and 26-Mile Bike Path (in Santa Monica). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, gain insight at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), explore the stunning scenery at Runyon Canyon Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway.

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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. Traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Thu) before leaving for home.
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