21 days in Florida, Texas & California Itinerary

21 days in Florida, Texas & California Itinerary

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21 days in Florida, Texas & California Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
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.
Key West is known for wildlife, adventure, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip itinerary maker site .

London, UK to Key West is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in April, things will get warmer in Key West: highs are around 33°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

2
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Have a day of magic on the 9th (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 11th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Orlando online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Key West to Orlando takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Key West in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Orlando, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the history at Mission San Jose, take in nature's colorful creations at San Antonio Botanical Garden, then take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk. On your second day here, enjoy some diversion at San Antonio Western Shooting, take in the history at Mission San Juan, then admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

Before you visit San Antonio, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Orlando to San Antonio by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to San Antonio is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Orlando in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Antonio, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Antonio Western Shooting ©
San Antonio Western Shooting
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

3
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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego driving holiday planning website .

You can fly from San Antonio to San Diego in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Antonio to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Antonio in April, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 19th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles vacation maker .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Olmsted Point, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and then hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around -2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco tour site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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