22 days in New York City, Miami & California Itinerary

22 days in New York City, Miami & California Itinerary

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22 days in New York City, Miami & California Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly + tram:  5​h 45​min
2
Miami
— 4 nights
foot + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 5 nights
subway + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Edinburgh


6
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City day trip planner.

Edinburgh, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to New York City is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Edinburgh in May, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley, Gumbo Limbo Trail, & more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, buy something for everyone on your list at Village of Merrick Park, wander the streets of Art Deco Historic District, and see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Miami day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and tram from New York City to Miami takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In May, Miami is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Coral Gables, Oleta River State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

5
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 25th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Miami to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Miami to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Miami in May; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Spend the 31st (Fri) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip builder .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in May; daily highs in San Francisco reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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