17 days in California, Las Vegas & Florida Itinerary

17 days in California, Las Vegas & Florida Itinerary

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17 days in California, Las Vegas & Florida Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
+2
Bus + Train + Fly:  21​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Sanibel Island
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3​h
4
Key West
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Abu Dhabi

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien, wander the streets of Union Square, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip tool .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 21-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in October, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Musee Mecanique ©
Musee Mecanique

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and Shelby American Inc. Step off the beaten path and head to Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah and Titanic. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and enjoy some diversion at The Range 702.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas holiday planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc

1
night
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sanibel Island driving holiday app .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Sanibel Island in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Sanibel Island due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Las Vegas in October since evenings lows in Sanibel Island dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Key West

Key West ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): examine the collection 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 your second day here, learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Key West trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Sanibel Island to Key West by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sanibel Island in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Key West, with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Marathon, Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Bahia Honda State Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Marathon holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Marathon sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Fishing Charters & Tours, Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

3
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Step off the beaten path and head to St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and Fort Clinch State Park. Get some historical perspective at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Stetson Mansion. Step out of St. Augustine to go to Daytona Beach and see Beach at Daytona Beach, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach, view the masterpieces at High Tide Gallery Art & Gifts, and see the interesting displays at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read St. Augustine attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Marathon to St. Augustine takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Marathon in October, expect St. Augustine to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Clinch State Park, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Stetson Mansion, Beach at Daytona Beach
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©

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