8 days in Los Angeles & Washington DC Itinerary

8 days in Los Angeles & Washington DC Itinerary

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8 days in Los Angeles & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: New York City

4
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.
Let the collections at Getty Center Publications and Griffith Observatory capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Change things up with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim (about 40 minutes away). Pack the 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, make a trip to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel planner.

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles. May in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F at night. You'll set off for Washington DC on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disney California Adventure Park
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Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Family-friendly places like Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will thrill your kids. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery of Art and Library of Congress. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC itinerary maker.

Getting from Los Angeles to Washington DC by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles to Washington DC, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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