25 days in Miami, New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

25 days in Miami, New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

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25 days in Miami, New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
Train + Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Miami
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
New York City
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Miami
— 7 nights
Fly + Train:  13​h 45​min
End: Cardiff

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and Charlotte Jane Memorial Park Cemetary. Take a break from the city and head to Wakodahatchee Wetlands and Loggerhead Marinelife Center. Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Pondhawk Natural Area (in Boca Raton), On Your Mark Performance Center (in Lake Park) and Anhinga Trail (in Everglades National Park). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Las Olas Beach, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Miami road trip planning site .

Cardiff, UK to Miami is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to Miami is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Cardiff in April, expect Miami to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Anhinga Trail, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Las Olas Beach, Pondhawk Natural Area, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park ©
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Las Olas Beach ©
Las Olas Beach

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Popular historic sites such as The Met Cloisters and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Great Neck Steppingstone Park (in Great Neck), Independence National Historical Park (in Philadelphia) and Marlboro (Benmarl Vineyards and Winery & Stoutridge Vineyard). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, take a stroll through Greenwich Village, and make a trip to Washington Square Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Miami to New York City by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Miami in April: high temperatures in New York City hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Marlboro, Hyde Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Great Neck Steppingstone Park, Independence National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lands End and Presidio of San Francisco. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Filbert Street Stairs are in your itinerary. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and VJB Cellars (in Kenwood). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, VJB Cellars, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco

7
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Cape Florida Lighthouse and St Patrick Catholic Church will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Wynwood Walls and Lock & Load Miami. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: Islamorada (Islamorada Beer Company & Scuba & Snorkeling), Fort Lauderdale Beach Park (in Fort Lauderdale) and Key Largo (Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more). See even more of Miami: look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, admire the masterpieces at Perez Art Museum Miami, look for gifts at Guayaba y Chocolate, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Miami travel planner .

Fly from San Francisco to Miami in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Miami due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you will find days in Miami are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are warmer (27°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Key Largo, Islamorada, Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, Cape Florida Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Wynwood Walls ©
Wynwood Walls
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fort Lauderdale Beach Park ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach Park

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