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 — 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tidal Basin and Ellipse Visitor Pavilion. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to U.S. National Arboretum and Georgetown. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, ponder the world of politics at Smithsonian Institution Building, get engrossed in the history at Smithsonian American Art Museum, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

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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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) 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.
On the 30th (Fri), trek along San Clemente Coastal Trail, get interesting insight from Tours, and then grab your bike and head to Long Beach Waterfront. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path, deepen your understanding at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally don't miss a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

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Fly from Washington DC to Los Angeles in 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, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 75°F and 56°F. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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