26 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

26 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

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26 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  13​h
1
Washington DC
— 13 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 11 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Zurich

13
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Gettysburg (The Lion Potter of Gettysburg, Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, & more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

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Zurich, Switzerland to Washington DC is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in July; daily highs in Washington DC reach 37°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Lake Fairfax Park, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

11
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more) and Santa Monica Farmers Market (in Santa Monica). Pack the 16th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online day trip 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 changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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