15 days in Boston, Las Vegas & California Itinerary

15 days in Boston, Las Vegas & California Itinerary

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15 days in Boston, Las Vegas & California Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h
1
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
End: London

4
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Take a break from the city and head to Ogunquit Beach and Perkins Cove. Visit Marginal Way Walkway and Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: Newport (Cliff Walk & The Breakers). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Boston trip itinerary planner .

London, UK to Boston is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Boston due to the time zone difference. In June, Boston is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Newport, Nubble Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum ©
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
The Breakers ©
The Breakers

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of Fire State Park and Wynn Las Vegas. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. It doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip planning website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to Las Vegas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to Las Vegas. When traveling from Boston in June, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 46°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral and then stroll through Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then stroll through Partington Cove, then stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Carmel trip builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: high temperatures in Carmel hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, San Carlos Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bodie State Historic Park and Glacier Point. Step out of the city life by going to Vernal Fall and Tioga Pass. There's lots more to do: hike along Panorama Trail, see a world frozen in time at Bodie, and stroll through Wawona Meadow.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park visit site .

Drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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