15 days in California, Florida & New York City Itinerary

15 days in California, Florida & New York City Itinerary

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15 days in California, Florida & New York City Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Santa Monica
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  5​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + tram:  7​h 30​min
4
Miami
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
5
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
6
New York City
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Fly + foot + train:  12​h 15​min
End: Bristol

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santa Monica tour itinerary maker site .

Bristol, UK to Santa Monica is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bristol to Santa Monica, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Museums, #Nightlife

Side Trip

Los Angeles
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Staples Center ©
Staples Center
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): stroll through May Lake Trailhead, make a trip to Olmsted Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Santa Monica to Yosemite National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Santa Monica in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 17°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cloud's Rest ©
Cloud's Rest
May Lake Trailhead ©
May Lake Trailhead

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and catch a ride on Cable Cars.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect nights in San Francisco to be warmer, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Tours, and then take a stroll through Lincoln Road.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and tram 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 (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Miami: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Art Deco Tours ©
Art Deco Tours
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

2
nights
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.
On the 9th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To find out how to plan a trip to Orlando, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Miami to Orlando in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Miami in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Orlando, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

#Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Central Park, browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner .

Getting from Orlando to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in April, things will get much colder in New York City: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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