13 days in Washington DC, New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

13 days in Washington DC, New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Washington DC
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New York City
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Los Angeles
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Washington DC

— 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tidal Basin and National Gallery of Art. Take a break from Washington DC with a short trip to Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC road trip planner.

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Washington DC is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ulaanbaatar to Washington DC is minus 13 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Ulaanbaatar in March, with highs in Washington DC at 15°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

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New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner.

You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in March, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disney California Adventure Park about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Los Angeles takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles. Traveling from New York City in March, you will find days in Los Angeles are much hotter (27°C), and nights are a bit warmer (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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