60 days in Los Angeles County & Washington DC Itinerary

60 days in Los Angeles County & Washington DC Itinerary

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1
Ventura
— 5 nights
2
Los Angeles
— 13 nights
3
Avalon, Catalina Island
— 4 nights
4
Washington DC
— 37 nights

5
nights
Ventura

Ventura ©
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), Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Bennett's Honey Farm (in Fillmore). 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 9-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 °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Ventura

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Malibu, Santa Monica Mountains, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Bennett's Honey Farm, Conejo Valley Botanic Garden
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Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum ©

13
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 these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Bergamot Station, South Bay Bicycle Trail, &more) and Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 27th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ventura to Los Angeles takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Ventura in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Avalon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Norton Simon Museum, The Huntington Desert Garden, The Wende Museum of the Cold War
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

4
nights
Avalon, Catalina Island

Avalon ©
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 nightlife, casinos, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Green Pleasure Pier, identify plant and animal life 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 bus and ferry from Los Angeles to Avalon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in Avalon hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Avalon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden ©
Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden
Catalina Island Casino & Avalon Theater ©
Catalina Island Casino & Avalon Theater
Hermit Gulch Trail Loop ©
Hermit Gulch Trail Loop

37
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes (in Emmitsburg), Gettysburg (State of Pennsylvania Monument, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more) and Penn Mar Park (in Cascade). 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 Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

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Traveling by flight from Avalon to Washington DC takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Avalon to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Avalon in August, with highs in Washington DC at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Baltimore, Annapolis, Frederick
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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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