23 days in New York City, Florida & California Itinerary

23 days in New York City, Florida & California Itinerary

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23 days in New York City, Florida & California Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  14​h
1
New York City
— 1 night
2
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
3
Key West
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Cairo


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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.
On the 5th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, then choose your vessel at Narwhal Yacht Charters, and then contemplate the long history of Ellis Island. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, then take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Girlfriend NYC.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner .

Cairo, Egypt to New York City is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Cairo to New York City. Traveling from Cairo in February, things will get much colder in New York City: highs are around 9°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New York City

Tours Museums Shopping
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Narwhal Yacht Charters ©
Narwhal Yacht Charters
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island
Frick Collection ©
Frick Collection

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New York City

New York City ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Statue of Liberty National Monument as well as Central Park Discovery. Visit 9/11 Memorial and Tiles For America for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New York City tour itinerary site .

Cairo, Egypt to New York City is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Cairo to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in February, things will get cooler in New York City: highs are around 9°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Alan S. Maltz Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Key West Pottery, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends, take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, then take in the exciting artwork at KEPart Studio-Gallery, and finally stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Key West travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Key West takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in February, expect Key West to be warmer, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and finally admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, then contemplate the long history of Indian Key State Historic Site, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Marathon trip itinerary website .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
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The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

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Key Largo

Key Largo ©
The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Key Largo day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Marathon in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Key Largo, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park ©

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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.
On the 15th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Lincoln Road, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, then take a stroll through Art Deco Historic District, and finally make a trip to Bayside Marketplace. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Ocean Drive, then explore the world behind art at Wynwood Walls, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami journey planner.

Drive from Key Largo to Miami in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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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 17th (Sun): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Spanish Village Art Center, and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Diego trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of tram and flight from Miami to San Diego in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Miami in February, things will get little chillier in San Diego: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

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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.
Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market, Montana Avenue, & more). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Hammer Museum, admire the masterpieces at Craft & Folk Art Museum, browse the different shops at The Grove, and shop like a local with Annenberg Space for Photography.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. February in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Hammer Museum ©
Hammer Museum
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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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.
On the 22nd (Fri), explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and finally hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in February: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 10°C and lows are around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers. Get outdoors at Fort Funston National Park and Marin Headlands. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a stroll through Union Square, look for all kinds of wild species at Strawberry Hill, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco planner .

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 taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 19°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Musee Mecanique ©
Musee Mecanique

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