60 days in Los Angeles County & Washington DC Itinerary

60 days in Los Angeles County & Washington DC Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner
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Ventura
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 13 nights
Tram to Downtown Long Beach Station, 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
— 37 nights
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Ventura — 5 nights

Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Ventura: Malibu (El Matador State Beach, Nicholas Canyon Beach, &more), Bennett's Honey Farm (in Fillmore) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica). There's much more to do: get lost in a book at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, trek along Arroyo Verde Park, do a tasting at Four Brix Winery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Conejo Valley Botanic Garden.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ventura trip builder site.

Atlanta to Ventura is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In July, Ventura is little chillier than Atlanta - with highs of 73°F and lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 13 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Beverly Hills (Rodeo Drive & Mulholland Drive) and Santa Monica (Bergamot Station, Third Street Promenade, &more). Pack the 27th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip builder tool.

You can drive from Ventura to Los Angeles in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Ventura in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Avalon.
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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: take in the waterfront at Green Pleasure Pier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Center at Avalon Canyon, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the masterpieces at Catalina Island Museum.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Avalon online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of tram and ferry from Los Angeles to Avalon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in Avalon hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.
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Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Casinos

Washington DC — 37 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Penn Mar Park (in Cascade), National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes (in Emmitsburg) and Gettysburg (State of Pennsylvania Monument, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more). Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner.

Getting from Avalon to Washington DC by combination of ferry and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Avalon to Washington DC is 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Avalon in August: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 87°F and lows are around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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