30 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

30 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Start: Christchurch
Fly:  24 h
1
Washington DC
— 17 nights
Fly:  8 h
2
Los Angeles
— 10 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Christchurch

17
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Museum of African American History and Culture and Capitol Hill. Escape the urban bustle at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Ballenger Creek Linear Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Gettysburg (Shriver House Museum, Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg, &more), Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (in Winchester) and Skyline Caverns (in Front Royal). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at U.S. National Arboretum, wander the streets of Annapolis Historic District, visit Old Town, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC road trip planning site.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Washington DC is an approximately 24- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Christchurch to Washington DC. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Christchurch in September: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Gettysburg, Alexandria, Annapolis, Ballenger Creek Linear Trail
Highlights from your plan
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Old Town ©
Old Town
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

10
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 discover tucked-away gems like Madame Tussauds Hollywood and The Broad. Get in touch with nature at Santa Monica Bay and El Matador State Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Civic Center Park (in Newport Beach), Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley) and Carbon Beach (in Malibu). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection, take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, and make a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online route maker.

Fly from Washington DC to Los Angeles in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Malibu, Huntington Beach, Civic Center Park, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum ©
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

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