15 days in San Francisco & Florida Itinerary

15 days in San Francisco & Florida Itinerary

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15 days in San Francisco & Florida Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 45​min
2
Santa Rosa Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Pensacola Beach
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
4
Big Pine Key
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
5
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Siesta Key
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
St. Petersburg
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  17​h
End: Manchester

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to China Beach and Twin Peaks. Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach.

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Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of train, flight, and subway. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in August, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Rosa Beach.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

1
night
Santa Rosa Beach

Santa Rosa Beach ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Rosa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): stroll through Destin Dog Park, immerse yourself in nature at Henderson Beach State Park, and then stroll through Crystal Sands Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Rosa Beach trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Santa Rosa Beach in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Santa Rosa Beach due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: high temperatures in Santa Rosa Beach hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Pensacola Beach.

Things to do in Santa Rosa Beach

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Destin, Panama City Beach
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Sands Beach ©
Crystal Sands Beach
Santa Rosa Beach ©
Santa Rosa Beach
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach

1
night
Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of The Graffiti Bridge, kick back and relax at Pensacola Beach, and then stroll through Gulf Islands National Seashore.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pensacola Beach sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Santa Rosa Beach to Pensacola Beach in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Pensacola Beach are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

The Graffiti Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach
The Graffiti Bridge ©
The Graffiti Bridge

1
day
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park, and then stop by Out of the Blue Gallery.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Big Pine Key road trip planner .

Getting from Pensacola Beach to Big Pine Key by combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Big Pine Key can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Sombrero Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Out of the Blue Gallery ©
Out of the Blue Gallery

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.
On the 24th (Sat), take a stroll through Collins Avenue, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, then admire the landmark architecture of Art Deco Historic District, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Haulover Beach Park and then shop like a local with Aventura Mall.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Miami Beach tour website .

Getting from Big Pine Key to Miami Beach by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and tram; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In August in Miami Beach, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Siesta Key.

Things to do in Miami Beach

#Shopping, #Parks, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Haulover Beach Park, Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Haulover Beach Park ©
Haulover Beach Park

1
night
Siesta Key

Siesta Key ©
Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): kick back and relax at Crescent Beach, stroll through Siesta Beach, and then make a trip to Siesta Key Village.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Siesta Key trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Miami Beach to Siesta Key in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and flight. August in Siesta Key sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Siesta Key

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Siesta Key Village
Highlights from your plan
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach
Siesta Key Village ©
Siesta Key Village

2
nights
St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg ©
Located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spa Beach Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Clearwater Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Madeira Beach and then kick back and relax at Saint Pete Beach.

To find ratings and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Siesta Key to St. Petersburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Madeira Beach, Clearwater Beach, Saint Pete Beach
Highlights from your plan
Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
Madeira Beach ©
Madeira Beach

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