14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Boston
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Monterey
— 1 night
taxi:  15​min
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Seattle
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
Boston

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take a stroll through Las Vegas Downtown and then take an in-depth tour of Titanic. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas sightseeing site .

Boston to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boston in May: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 87°F and lows are around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

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Valley of Fire State Park
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Valley of Fire State Park
Valley of Fire State Park
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

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day
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.
On the 20th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and then examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary app .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Monterey.

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Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier

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day
Monterey

Monterey ©
The City of Monterey in Monterey County is located on the southern edge of Monterey Bay, on Central California's Pacific coast in California. On the 22nd (Tue), explore the activities along Monterey Bay and then immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach.

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You can fly from Los Angeles to Monterey in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, things will get slightly colder in Monterey: highs are around 64°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

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Parks Nature Outdoors

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Asilomar State Beach
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Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

2
days
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 23rd (Wed), explore and take pictures at Seventeen Mile Drive and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Carmel vacation builder tool .

Carmel is just a short distance from Monterey. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Big Sur.

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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©

2
days
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then stroll through Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally hike along Partington Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Big Sur trip planner .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Big Sur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

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Parks Nature Outdoors
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

2
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get great views at Twin Peaks and then look for all kinds of wild species at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf and then stroll through Alcatraz Island.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

You can drive from Big Sur to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. May in San Francisco sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

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Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): kick back and relax at Alki Beach, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Seattle road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

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