17 days in Los Angeles & Southeast Florida Itinerary

17 days in Los Angeles & Southeast Florida Itinerary

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17 days in Los Angeles & Southeast Florida Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Key West
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney

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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood will thrill your kids. Do your shopping at The Grove and Two Rodeo Drive. Change things up with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Two Rodeo Drive
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
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.
Get outdoors at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Dry Tortugas National Park. Do your shopping at Alan S. Maltz Gallery and Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shoppe. There's much more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Key West takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Key West due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 31°C in Key West. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
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.
Relax by the water at Bahia Honda State Park and Sombrero Beach. Bring the kids along to Fishing Charters & Tours and The Turtle Hospital. Take a break from Marathon with a short trip to National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key, about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and get answers to all your questions at Pigeon Key Foundation.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Marathon online road trip planner .

Take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Miami.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Big Pine Key, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

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.
Take a break from the city and head to South Beach and Speed Boats Tours. For shopping fun, head to Lincoln Road or Collins Avenue. Go for a jaunt from Miami to Sunrise to see Sawgrass Mills about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall, browse the different shops at Dolphin Mall, take a stroll through Ocean Drive, and don't miss a visit to Bayside Marketplace.

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Traveling by car from Marathon to Miami takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daytime highs in Miami are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Aventura Mall, Sawgrass Mills
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall

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