17 days in California, Las Vegas & Florida Itinerary

17 days in California, Las Vegas & Florida Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sanibel Island
— 1 night
Taxi to Fort Myers Beach, FL, Ferry to Key West
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Key West
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive
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St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Bus to Orlando, Fl, Fly to Dubai

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Mecanique and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, stroll the grounds of Presidio Pet Cemetery, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker app.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -12 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Explore hidden gems such as Shelby American Inc and Pinball Hall of Fame. Appreciate the collections at Counts Kustoms and The Neon Museum. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, have fun at The Range 702, and don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

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Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Sanibel Island

Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
On the 19th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sanibel Island planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Sanibel Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Sanibel Island is 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Las Vegas in October since evenings lows in Sanibel Island dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Key West

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
On the 21st (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Key West travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Sanibel Island to Key West by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Sanibel Island in October, Key West is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

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Marathon

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 23rd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Marathon trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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St. Augustine

St. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Augustine Beach and Stetson Mansion. Explore St. Augustine's surroundings by going to Beach at Daytona Beach (in Daytona Beach) and Fort Clinch State Park (in Fernandina Beach). It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum and view the masterpieces at High Tide Gallery Art & Gifts.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the St. Augustine sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Marathon to St. Augustine takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. In October, St. Augustine is little chillier than Marathon - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Florida travel guide

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Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.