17 days in Boston & Los Angeles Itinerary

17 days in Boston & Los Angeles Itinerary

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17 days in Boston & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly:  10​h
1
Boston
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 10 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: San Jose

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Freedom Trail and Newbury Street. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Fine Arts and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House. Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester), Cliff Walk (in Newport) and 1634 Meadery (in Ipswich). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, admire the majestic nature at Walden Pond State Reservation, stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground, and wander the streets of North End.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Boston trip itinerary planner .

San Jose, Costa Rica to Boston is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Jose in October, things will get little chillier in Boston: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Concord, Ogunquit, Nubble Lighthouse, Race Point Beach, Brookline Booksmith
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway

10
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Get a sense of the local culture at Hammer Museum and The Getty Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market, Third Street Promenade, & more), Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, browse the different shops at The Grove, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel route planner.

You can fly from Boston to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in October; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Oak Canyon Nature Center, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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