9 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

9 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Washington DC

— 3 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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space 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, and appreciate the history behind Washington Monument.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Washington DC online tour itinerary maker.

New York City to Washington DC is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 5 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more). Pack the 31st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Los Angeles by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips