14 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

14 days in Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Drive to Austin Straubel International Airport, Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Washington DC
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly to Austin Straubel International Airport, Drive to Wausau


Washington DC

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Great Falls Park and Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planning tool.

Wausau to Washington DC is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Wausau in June: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 86°F and lows are around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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Los Angeles

— 8 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Battleship USS Iowa Museum and Hollywood Bowl Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Tanaka Farms (in Irvine), Ventura (Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path & Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat) and Newport Beach (in Newport Beach). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park, make a trip to Anaheim Packing District, engage your brain at California Science Center, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip planning app.

You can fly from Washington DC to Los Angeles in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in June; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 79°F and lows reach 62°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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