7 days in Los Angeles & Washington DC Itinerary

7 days in Los Angeles & Washington DC Itinerary

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7 days in Los Angeles & Washington DC Itinerary

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

2
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 30 minutes away). Pack the 7th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Los Angeles. In January in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tomb of the Unknowns and National Portrait Gallery. Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to Annapolis Historic District in Annapolis--about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online tour planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Washington DC in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Washington DC. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect Washington DC to be much colder, temps between 44°F and 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Annapolis Historic District, Tomb of the Unknowns
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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