24 days in California, Florida & Niagara Falls Itinerary

24 days in California, Florida & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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24 days in California, Florida & Niagara Falls Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Sydney


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4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Getty Center The Publications and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Montana Avenue) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, MOCA Grand Avenue.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip builder .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Los Angeles. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

4
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.
Visiting La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park will get you outdoors. USS Midway Museum and Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego online route planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Miami.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

3
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.
On the 10th (Thu), take a stroll through Lincoln Road, wander the streets of Collins Avenue, enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and finally explore the world behind art at The Wolfsonian-Florida International University. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, shop like a local with Aventura Mall, then kick back and relax at Haulover Beach Park, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Bayside Marketplace.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Miami road trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and tram from San Diego to Miami in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Diego to Miami. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Diego in May, with highs in Miami at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Haulover Beach Park, Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Zachary Taylor. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, then tour the water at your own pace with Fun In The Sun Key West, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Key West road trip app .

Getting from Miami to Key West by combination of tram and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

3
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.
Pack the 15th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 16th (Wed) at Magic Kingdom Park. The adventure continues: discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, admire the masterpieces at The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and meet the residents at SeaWorld Orlando.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Orlando trip planner.

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Key West in May, Orlando is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 18th (Fri), Head underground at Cave of the Winds, then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, and then admire the majestic nature at Reservoir State Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of train, taxi, and flight from Orlando to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in May, expect Niagara Falls to be much colder, temps between 23°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Reservoir State Park ©
Reservoir State Park

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Union Square or Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. The adventure continues: get curious at Exploratorium, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, wander the streets of SoMa, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco journey maker tool .

Getting from Niagara Falls to San Francisco by combination of bus, flight, and subway takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Niagara Falls to San Francisco. Traveling from Niagara Falls in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 13°C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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