25 days in Los Angeles County & Washington DC Itinerary

25 days in Los Angeles County & Washington DC Itinerary

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Fly
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive
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Ventura
— 3 nights
Fly to Los Angeles, Ferry to Avalon
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Avalon, Catalina Island
— 4 nights
Ferry to Long Beach, Fly to Washington DC
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Washington DC
— 11 nights
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Los Angeles — 6 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Santa Monica (Bergamot Station, Annenberg Community Beach House, &more). Pack the 6th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

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Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 83°F and lows at 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ventura.
Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trips

Ventura — 3 nights

Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica), Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley) and Malibu (Nicholas Canyon Beach & El Matador State Beach). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat, sample the tasty concoctions at Topa Topa Brewing Company, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mission San Buenaventura, and look for gifts at Fox Fine Jewelry.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Ventura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in Ventura are little chillier (73°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Avalon.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Side Trips

Avalon, Catalina Island — 4 nights

Avalon is the only incorporated city on Santa Catalina Island of the California Channel Islands, and the southernmost city in Los Angeles County. Avalon is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stop by Afishinados Gallery, appreciate the history behind Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden, head off the coast to Catalina Island Conservancy, and stroll through Hermit Gulch Trail Loop.

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Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Ventura to Avalon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Avalon can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. On the 18th (Mon), you'll travel to Washington DC.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Washington DC — 11 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino & S.S. John W. Brown) and Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Cemetery & Gettysburg National Military Park). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, and pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Avalon to Washington DC takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Avalon to Washington DC. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Avalon in July, with highs in Washington DC at 89°F and lows at 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
Side Trips