22 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

22 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Washington DC
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Washington DC

— 9 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.
Kids will enjoy National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Gettysburg (Leister farm - Meade's Headquarters, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more), Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and Roddy Road Covered Bridge (in Thurmont). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC planner.

Berlin, Germany to Washington DC is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Berlin to Washington DC, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 11 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 Universal Studios Hollywood and Disneyland Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, Third Street Promenade, &more), Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel site.

You can fly from Washington DC to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect Los Angeles to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips