13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Laguna Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Boston

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 29th (Wed), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

Boston to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 30th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark Fin Cove.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz online route planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Santa Cruz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 49°F. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Shark Fin Cove
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Shark Fin Cove ©
Shark Fin Cove

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.
On the 1st (Sat), get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood. On the next day, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

Getting from Santa Cruz to Los Angeles by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Santa Cruz in May, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 75°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Get out of town with these interesting Laguna Beach side-trips: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Temecula) and Huntington Beach Pier (in Huntington Beach). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Heisler Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano, examine the collection at Mission San Juan Capistrano, and steep yourself in history at Montanez Adobe.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Laguna Beach road trip site .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Laguna Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June in Laguna Beach, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

San Juan Capistrano, Newport Beach, Wine Tours & Tastings, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Huntington Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Heisler Park ©
Heisler Park
Wine Tours & Tastings
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by car from Laguna Beach to San Diego takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. On the 10th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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