43 days in Los Angeles, Florida & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

43 days in Los Angeles, Florida & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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43 days in Los Angeles, Florida & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
Clearwater
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Siesta Key
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Orlando
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Key West
— 5 nights
Fly + tram:  2​h 30​min
Miami
— 3 nights
taxi:  15​min
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
+3
bus + tram + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights
Fly:  31​h
Melbourne

8
days
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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Hermosa Beach Pier. Santa Monica Pier and Venice Canals Walkway will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Santa Monica Farmers Market), Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). Pack the 5th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and look for gifts at Guitar Center.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online itinerary creator.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Los Angeles to be warmer, temps between 35°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications

3
days
Clearwater

Clearwater ©
Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
Visit Clearwater Beach and Honeymoon Island State Park for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Saint Pete Beach and Madeira Beach. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Caladesi Island State Park and meet the residents at Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Clearwater trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Los Angeles to Clearwater in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Clearwater. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Siesta Key.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dunedin, Madeira Beach, Saint Pete Beach
Highlights from your plan
Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
Caladesi Island State Park
Caladesi Island State Park

2
days
Siesta Key

Siesta Key ©
Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): kick back and relax at Venice Beach, kick back and relax at Crescent Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Siesta Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Sarasota National Cemetery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Turtle Beach.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Siesta Key itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Clearwater to Siesta Key takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Siesta Key can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Siesta Key

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sarasota National Cemetery, Venice Beach
Highlights from your plan
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach
Turtle Beach ©
Turtle Beach

7
days
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Family-friendly places like Walt Disney World Resort and SeaWorld Orlando will thrill your kids. Pack the 16th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 19th (Thu) at Magic Kingdom Park. And it doesn't end there: cool off at Universal Orlando Resort, discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, laugh and play at Disney's Animal Kingdom, and enjoy some diversion at E.T. Adventure.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Siesta Key to Orlando takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. September in Orlando sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

5
days
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. Shop till you drop at Peppers Of Key West and De La Gallery. Spend the 24th (Tue) airborne with a parasailing or paragliding tour. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, steep yourself in history at Amsterdam's Curry Mansion Inn, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Key West vacation trip planner.

Getting from Orlando to Key West by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

4
days
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Take a break from the city and head to Fort Lauderdale Beach and Shark Valley. Relax by the water at Hollywood Beach and Matheson Hammock Park. Step out of Miami with an excursion to Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall, buy something for everyone on your list at Shops at Merrick Park, steep yourself in history at The Barnacle Historic State Park, and don't miss a visit to Bayside Marketplace.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and tram from Key West to Miami takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Coral Gables, Hollywood Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Aventura Mall, Shark Valley
Highlights from your plan
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Hollywood Beach ©
Hollywood Beach
Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall

2
days
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 1st (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Haulover Beach Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with Bal Harbour Shops, then wander the streets of Espanola Way, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Lincoln Road. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, then wander the streets of Ocean Drive, and finally wander the streets of Collins Avenue.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami Beach vacation trip planner.

Miami Beach is just a stone's throw from Miami. In September, daily temperatures in Miami Beach can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Bal Harbour
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Haulover Beach Park ©
Haulover Beach Park

8
days
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Washburn and Grand Prismatic Spring. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. On the 8th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Grand Teton. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin, trek along Artist Point, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park tour planner.

You can do a combination of bus, tram, flight, and car from Miami Beach to Yellowstone National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Miami Beach to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Miami Beach in October, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 10°C and lows at -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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