17 days in New York City, Florida & California Itinerary

17 days in New York City, Florida & California Itinerary

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17 days in New York City, Florida & California Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Key West
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Miami Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

2
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History and then explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your New York City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

1
day
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.
On the 23rd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West vacation maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Key West takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from New York City in November: high temperatures in Key West hover around 32°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): kick back and relax at South Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, then take a stroll through Lincoln Road, and finally shop like a local with Collins Avenue.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Miami Beach online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, tram, and bus from Key West to Miami Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Miami Beach are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stroll through Black's Beach and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then stroll through Mission Beach Park.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego tour planner.

Do a combination of bus, tram, and flight from Miami Beach to San Diego in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami Beach to San Diego is minus 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Miami Beach in November, with highs in San Diego at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Black's Beach ©
Black's Beach

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Montana Avenue. Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, and look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Visiting Glacier Point and Tioga Pass will get you outdoors. Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, make a trip to Olmsted Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and hike along Four Mile Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park holiday maker app .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in November; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 14°C and lows reach -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Wharf and SoMa. Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Union Square, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

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