28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Huntington Beach
— 1 night
Bus:  15​min
3
Newport Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Laguna Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
8
Carlsbad
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Boston

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve and Carpinteria State Beach. Head to Canine Creek Dog Wash & Pet Boutique and UCLA Storefor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo), Running Horse Ranch (in Lake Hughes) and Tehachapi Mountain Park (in Tehachapi). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stop by Hollywood & Highland, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

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Boston to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and tram; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Boston in January, expect Los Angeles to be warmer, temps between 70°F and 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Huntington Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Tehachapi, Carpinteria, Running Horse Ranch, Camarillo Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Running Horse Ranch ©
Running Horse Ranch
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets

1
night
Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach ©
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. On the 8th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Huntington Dog Beach and then buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific City.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Huntington Beach trip tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Huntington Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Huntington Beach are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Newport Beach.

Things to do in Huntington Beach

Shopping Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pacific City ©
Pacific City
Huntington Dog Beach ©
Huntington Dog Beach

2
nights
Newport Beach

Newport Beach ©
City beaches line the coast from the Balboa Peninsula to the Santa Ana River in Newport Beach.
On the 9th (Wed), kick back and relax at Newport Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Sherman Library & Gardens, and then stop by Roger's Gardens.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Newport Beach trip planning app .

Newport Beach is just a short distance from Huntington Beach. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in January, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Newport Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sherman Library & Gardens ©
Sherman Library & Gardens
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
Roger's Gardens ©
Roger's Gardens

3
nights
Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Step out of the city life by going to La Jolla Cove and Pacific Marine Mammal Center. Head to Cabazon Outlets and Tom's Farmsfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Temecula (Wiens Family Cellars - Winery, Temecula Olive Oil Company, & more), Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve (in Murrieta) and Idyllwild Nature Center (in Idyllwild).

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Laguna Beach attractions planner .

Laguna Beach is just a short distance from Newport Beach. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in January, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Temecula, Cabazon Outlets, La Jolla Cove, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological, Idyllwild Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Idyllwild Nature Center ©
Idyllwild Nature Center
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological ©
Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 14th (Mon), kick back and relax at Seal Beach Pier and then play a few rounds at Oak Quarry Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Pacific Electric Trail, learn about winemaking at Joseph Filippi Winery, and then take a stroll through Little Arabia District.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip builder .

Anaheim is very close to Laguna Beach. In January, daytime highs in Anaheim are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Anaheim

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Rancho Cucamonga, Oak Quarry Golf Club, Seal Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Oak Quarry Golf Club ©
Oak Quarry Golf Club
Joseph Filippi Winery ©
Joseph Filippi Winery

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Strip and Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. Take a break from the city and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, stop by Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, and wander the streets of Las Vegas Downtown.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Anaheim to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Anaheim in January: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 59°F and lows are around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Shopping

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

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Mather Point. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bright Angel Trail and Hermit Trail. Spend the 23rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: hike along Rim Trail, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, get great views at Navajo Point, and stroll through Hermit Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park travel route planning site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (44°F), and nights are much colder (15°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Hermit Trail
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Visiting Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and Devil's Hall Trail will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lion's Tail and International UFO Museum and Research Center. Explore Carlsbad's surroundings by going to Roswell (Pecos Flavors Winery & Alien Zone Area 51), Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Slaughter Canyon Cave & Giant Dome) and Smith Spring (in Guadalupe Mountains National Park).

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Carlsbad travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Carlsbad in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, things will get a bit warmer in Carlsbad: highs are around 57°F and lows about 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Roswell, Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail
Giant Dome ©
Giant Dome
Slaughter Canyon Cave ©
Slaughter Canyon Cave

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