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.
Explore hidden gems such as U.S. National Arboretum and Smithsonian Institution Building. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Albert Einstein Memorial.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip planner.

Washington to Washington DC is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In March, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight 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.
Visiting Runyon Canyon Park and Long Beach Waterfront will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and San Clemente Coastal Trail. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to San Clemente Pier (in San Clemente), 26-Mile Bike Path (in Santa Monica) and Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, don't miss a visit to Huntington Beach Pier, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

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. Traveling from Washington DC in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 75°F and lows about 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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