11 days in California & Miami Beach Itinerary

11 days in California & Miami Beach Itinerary

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11 days in California & Miami Beach Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  6​h 45​min
5
Miami Beach
— 1 day
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
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 28th (Fri): make a trip to Lombard Street and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker site .

Toronto, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Childrens Museums, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 1st (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around -11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in January; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): stroll through Sunset Cliffs Natural Park and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take a stroll through Lincoln Road, appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and then stroll through South Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami Beach tour itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of flight, tram, and bus from San Diego to Miami Beach in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Diego in January; daily highs in Miami Beach reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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