11 days in Miami Beach, California & New York City Itinerary

11 days in Miami Beach, California & New York City Itinerary

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11 days in Miami Beach, California & New York City Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Manchester

2
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Haulover Beach Park and Fort Lauderdale Beach Park. We've included these beaches for you: Lake Worth Beach and Bal Harbor Beach. When in Miami Beach, make a side trip to see Mizner Park in Boca Raton, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Bal Harbour Shops, view the masterpieces at Britto Central, and admire the masterpieces at The Wolfsonian-Florida International University.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Miami Beach trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Miami Beach is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Miami Beach. In August, Miami Beach is warmer than Manchester - with highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Bal Harbour, Lake Worth Beach, Mizner Park, Fort Lauderdale Beach Park
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Haulover Beach Park ©
Haulover Beach Park
Mizner Park ©
Mizner Park

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center and Mumm Napa. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pride Mountain Vineyards and Artesa Vineyards & Winery. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Oxbow Public Market (in Napa), Sonoma Valley (in Sonoma) and Jack London State Historic Park (in Glen Ellen). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at VJB Vineyard & Cellars.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco travel planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, tram, and flight from Miami Beach to San Francisco takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Miami Beach in August, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are cooler (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Napa, Mumm Napa, Jack London State Historic Park, Pride Mountain Vineyards, VJB Cellars
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Jack London State Historic Park ©
Jack London State Historic Park
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Sonoma Valley ©
Sonoma Valley

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get outdoors at Ponquogue Beach and Jenkinson's Boardwalk. Visit Grey Towers National Historic Site and United States Military Academy for their historical value. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Storm King Art Center (in New Windsor), SteelStacks (in Bethlehem) and Point Pleasant Beach (in Point Pleasant Beach). It doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in New York City dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Point Pleasant Beach, United States Military Academy Visitor Center, Ponquogue Beach, Storm King Art Center, SteelStacks
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Storm King Art Center ©
Storm King Art Center
Grey Towers National Historic Site ©
SteelStacks ©
SteelStacks

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