7 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tidal Basin and Smithsonian American Art Museum. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at U.S. National Arboretum, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery, and get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Washington DC road trip website.

Washington to Washington DC is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Washington in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Washington DC, with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) 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.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Santa Monica Bay. Explore hidden gems such as San Clemente Coastal Trail and Long Beach Waterfront. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to 26-Mile Bike Path in Santa Monica, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, deepen your understanding at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), take in breathtaking views at Runyon Canyon Park, and see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles itinerary planner.

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. In April, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 75°F and lows of 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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