22 days in California, Las Vegas & Florida Itinerary

22 days in California, Las Vegas & Florida Itinerary

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22 days in California, Las Vegas & Florida Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
Fly:  26​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
6
Key West
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
7
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Nairobi


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2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Embarcadero, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Nob Hill.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

Nairobi, Kenya to San Francisco is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Nairobi to San Francisco. Traveling from Nairobi in December, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
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.
Get outdoors at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, stroll through Curry Village Ice Rink, and hike along Four Mile Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park route maker .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, take a stroll through Montana Avenue, and then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Palms State Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Los Angeles using our trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Royal Palms State Beach ©
Royal Palms State Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Children's Pool and then stroll through San Diego Zoo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Diego vacation planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In December in San Diego, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Strip, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in December, expect Las Vegas to be slightly colder, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Alan S. Maltz Gallery and Uva Wine Shop & Bar. Step out of the city life by going to Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, get interesting insight from Tours, and go for a walk through West Martello Tower.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Key West takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Key West is 3 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect Key West to be much warmer, temps between 30°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

1
night
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge, and then stop by Out of the Blue Gallery.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Big Pine Key itinerary planning app .

You can take a bus from Key West to Big Pine Key in an hour. Another option is to drive. In December, daily temperatures in Big Pine Key can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge

3
nights
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.
Shop till you drop at Lincoln Road and Collins Avenue. Visiting Shark Valley and South Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami Beach: Everglades National Park (Pineland Trail & Anhinga Trail). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, admire the masterpieces at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, and browse the different shops at Village of Merrick Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Miami Beach road trip planning tool .

Drive from Big Pine Key to Miami Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Village of Merrick Park
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
South Beach ©
South Beach
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

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