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

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

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

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  50​h
2
Miami
— 6 nights
Drive:  21​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 9 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Fort Ross State Historic Park and Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ramini Mozzarella and Marin Country Mart. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Palo Alto (The Stanford Shopping Center & Palo Alto Art Center), Point Reyes Lighthouse (in Point Reyes National Seashore) and Santana Row (in San Jose). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Bodega Head, take in the exciting artwork at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, indulge your taste buds at Monterey Market, and do a tasting at Frog's Leap Winery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip tool .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to San Francisco is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Palo Alto, Fort Ross State Historic Park, Bass Pro Shop, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head
Fort Ross State Historic Park ©
Fort Ross State Historic Park
Big Basin Redwoods State Park ©
Big Basin Redwoods State Park

6
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.
Get some historical perspective at Smallwood Store and Ermita de la Caridad del Cobre. Shop till you drop at The Gardens Mall and Britto Central. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Everglades National Park (in Florida City), Robert Is Here (in Homestead) and Anhinga Trail (in Everglades National Park). Fill the 20th (Mon) with the natural beauty at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Big Cypress National Preserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Raymond Catholic Church, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Tours.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Miami online road trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and tram from San Francisco to Miami in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Miami, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect nights in Miami to be warmer, around 27°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Robert Is Here, Everglades National Park, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, Big Cypress National Preserve
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Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Everglades National Park ©
Everglades National Park
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park ©
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

9
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Allaire State Park and Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Callie's Candy Kitchen and Fire Island National Seashore. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Delicious Orchards (in Colts Neck), New Paltz (Historic Huguenot Street & DM Weil Gallery) and Boscobel House and Gardens (in Garrison). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Ponquogue Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets, and immerse yourself in nature at Promised Land State Park.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner .

You can do a combination of tram and flight from Miami to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Miami in May, things will get a bit cooler in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Riverhead, New Paltz, Motorcyclepedia Museum, Allaire State Park, Promised Land State Park
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Ocean Grove Beach ©
Ocean Grove Beach
Lakota Wolf Preserve ©
Lakota Wolf Preserve

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