28 days in Los Angeles County & Washington DC Itinerary

28 days in Los Angeles County & Washington DC Itinerary

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28 days in Los Angeles County & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Cartagena
Fly + Bus:  13​h
1
Malibu
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Arcadia
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 9 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Cartagena

8
nights
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Venture out of the city with trips to Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach), Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Santa Clarita) and Santa Monica (Ocean Avenue, Tongva Park, & more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Zuma Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nicholas Canyon Beach, admire the majestic nature at Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach, and explore the striking landscape of Santa Monica Mountains.

Plan trip to Malibu with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Cartagena, Colombia to Malibu is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Colombia Time (COT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Cartagena in July, expect Malibu to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Arcadia.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach, Six Flags Magic Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa

8
nights
Arcadia

Arcadia ©
Arcadia is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States located about 13mi northeast of downtown Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley and at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Arcadia: Los Angeles (Universal Studios Hollywood, Autry Museum of the American West, & more). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Dodger Stadium and listen to music at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Arcadia trip maker website .

You can drive from Malibu to Arcadia in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Malibu in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Arcadia: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Arcadia

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Los Angeles, Santa Monica Bay
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

9
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Baltimore (Oriole Park at Camden Yards & Horseshoe Casino) and Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park, Victorian Photography Studio, & more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, get lost in a book at Library of Congress, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Washington DC road trip site .

Explore your travel options from Arcadia to Washington DC with the Route module. Traveling from Arcadia to Washington DC, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arlington, Gettysburg, Baltimore
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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