14 days in San Francisco, Miami & Los Angeles Itinerary

14 days in San Francisco, Miami & Los Angeles Itinerary

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14 days in San Francisco, Miami & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Exploratorium and Union Square. Relax by the water at Marshall’s Beach and Fort Funston National Park. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Stephen & Walker Winery in Healdsburg--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of The Embarcadero, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour itinerary site .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Stephen & Walker Winery
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Union Square ©
Union Square
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Lincoln Road or Bayside Marketplace. Relax by the water at South Beach and 12th Street Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Hollywood Beach (in Hollywood) and Fort Lauderdale Beach (in Fort Lauderdale). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Aventura Mall, look for gifts at Guayaba y Chocolate, don't miss a visit to Collins Avenue, and get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Miami travel planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Miami takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Miami, with highs around 38°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Hollywood Beach, Haulover Beach Park, Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
South Beach ©
South Beach
Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

4
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.
Do your shopping at Amoeba Music and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Nicholas Canyon Beach. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Malibu to see Zuma Beach about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, immerse yourself in nature at Royal Palms State Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary website .

Fly from Miami to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Miami in July, expect Los Angeles to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 22°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Malibu, Santa Monica State Beach, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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