14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Boston
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
San Jose
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
Boston

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, and then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary builder.

Boston to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 58°F and lows reach 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

V. Sattui, Castello di Amorosa
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

1
day
San Jose

San Jose
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Winchester Mystery House.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Jose holiday planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites
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Winchester Mystery House
Winchester Mystery House

1
day
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 20th (Wed), snap pictures at San Diego - Coronado Bridge and then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego travel itinerary creator.

Getting from San Jose to San Diego by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Jose in December; daily highs in San Diego reach 66°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums
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USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, then examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, and finally examine the collection at GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE. On the next day, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in December, and nighttime lows around 49°F. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
La Brea Tar Pits & Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits & Museum
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
days
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Lookout Studio, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, and finally get great views at Mather Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Canyon Village Marketplace and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park vacation builder.

Getting from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 43°F and lows reach 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

3
days
Las Vegas

Las Vegas
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and Titanic. Get outdoors at Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains, and try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 56°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
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Valley of Fire State Park
Valley of Fire State Park
The Strip ©
The Strip

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