10 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

10 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

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10 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Newark

4
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Head to Madame Tussauds DC and Waverly Street Galleryfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore and learn at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC planner .

Newark to Washington DC is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Antietam National Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park, Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, Waverly Street Gallery
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

5
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get a sense of the local culture at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Annenberg Community Beach House. Head to Montana Avenue and Amoeba Musicfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim) and Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains & Third Street Promenade). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Los Angeles takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect little chillier with lows of 66°F in Los Angeles. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oak Canyon Nature Center
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Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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