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

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

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

Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 9 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h
Yellowstone National Park
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
Orlando
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Key West
— 7 nights
Fly + tram:  2​h 30​min
Miami
— 5 nights
tram + Fly:  23​h 30​min
Melbourne

9
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Downtown Disney, & more). Pack the 26th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Los Angeles Zoo, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

9
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.
On the 5th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. On the 7th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Grand Teton. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Norris Geyser Basin, take a memorable drive along Lamar Valley, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park vacation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 19°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

8
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.
Attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and SeaWorld Orlando make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 15th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 18th (Wed) at Magic Kingdom Park. Next up on the itinerary: cool off at Universal Orlando Resort, have fun at E.T. Adventure, try out the rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom, and make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Hollywood Studios.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Orlando itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Orlando in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Orlando due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, things will get warmer in Orlando: highs are around 37°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

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

7
days
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.
Bring the kids along to Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Fort Zachary Taylor. Take a break from Key West with a short trip to National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key, about 50 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Fri) airborne with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, get interesting insight from Tours, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West trip generator.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Key West takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

National Key Deer Refuge
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Shark Valley and South Beach. Take a break from Miami with a short trip to Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Lincoln Road, steep yourself in history at The Barnacle Historic State Park, have fun at Lock & Load Miami: Machine Gun Experience & Range, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Matheson Hammock Park.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami online itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of flight and tram from Key West to Miami takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. September in Miami sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Haulover Beach Park
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Jungle Island ©
Jungle Island

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