17 days in Los Angeles & Southwest Florida Itinerary

17 days in Los Angeles & Southwest Florida Itinerary

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17 days in Los Angeles & Southwest Florida Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
Sarasota
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Naples
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

6
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.
Attractions like The Grove and Venice Beach and Boardwalk make great kid-friendly stops. Head to Third Street Promenade and Abbot Kinney Boulevardfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more) and Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market & Montana Avenue). Pack the 16th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Amoeba Music, get some fabulous bargains at Citadel Outlets, buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, and immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online travel route 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. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Sarasota.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Attractions like Siesta Beach and Caspersen Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Crescent Beach and Manasota Key Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Bradenton Beach (in Bradenton Beach), Venice (Venice Beach, Clyde Butcher Venice Gallery & Studio, & more) and Nokomis Beach (in Nokomis). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Siesta Key Rum, kick back and relax at Bean Point, take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery on Siesta Key, and pick up some local products at Detwiler's Farm Market.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sarasota road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Sarasota takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, Sarasota is a bit warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Venice, Siesta Key, Bradenton Beach, Manasota Key Beach, Nokomis Beach
Highlights from your plan
Siesta Key Rum ©
Siesta Key Rum
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach

4
nights
Naples

Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Family-friendly places like Fort Myers Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours will thrill your kids. Head to Fifth Avenue South and Coconut Point Mallfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Marco Island) and Miromar Outlets (in Estero). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Lowdermilk Beach, do a tasting at The Naples Winery, and take an in-depth tour of Collier Museum at Government Center.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Naples online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Sarasota to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Naples, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Marco Island, Estero, Bonita Springs Public Beach, Fort Myers Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach
Lowdermilk Beach ©
Lowdermilk Beach

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