19 days in Los Angeles & Washington DC Itinerary

19 days in Los Angeles & Washington DC Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles

— 9 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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip maker.

Zurich, Switzerland to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Zurich in July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore) and Quantico National Cemetery (in Quantico). There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Washington DC tour planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Washington DC in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in Washington DC at 37°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips