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 U.S. National Arboretum and Tidal Basin. Explore hidden gems such as National Museum of African American History and Culture and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill, appreciate the history behind Albert Einstein Memorial, and explore the historical opulence of Smithsonian Institution Building.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planning tool.

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 your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Runyon Canyon Park and San Clemente Coastal Trail. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and 26-Mile Bike Path will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: San Onofre State Beach (in San Clemente), Long Beach Waterfront (in Long Beach) and Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach). There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, hike along Castaways Park, and deepen your understanding at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles. In March, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 74°F and lows of 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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