12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  4​h
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
4
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
End: Boston

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 3rd (Mon), explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate and then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chicago route planner.

Boston to Chicago is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Chicago are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

3
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.
Pack the 4th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip website .

Boston to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Boston to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, then take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Yosemite National Park. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sun) before leaving for New York City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias ©

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, make a trip to Empire State Building, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New York City travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City. June in New York City sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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