4 days in Los Angeles & Washington DC Itinerary

4 days in Los Angeles & Washington DC Itinerary

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4 days in Los Angeles & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  8​h
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
2
Washington DC
— 1 night
End: Washington DC

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles route planner .

Washington DC to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. In July, Los Angeles is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 83°F and lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Childrens Museums Museums
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at White House, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Washington DC by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in Washington DC at 89°F and lows at 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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Lincoln Memorial ©
Lincoln Memorial
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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