28 days in Orlando, Southwest Gulf Coast & West Coast Itinerary

28 days in Orlando, Southwest Gulf Coast & West Coast Itinerary

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Fly
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Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive
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Naples
— 5 nights
Bus to Fort Lauderdale, Fly to San Diego
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San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ventura
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport

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Orlando

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Family-friendly places like Beach at Daytona Beach and Playalinda Beach will thrill your kids. Escape the urban bustle at Manatee Sanctuary Park and Discovery Cove. Have a day of magic on the 15th (Tue) at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando road trip planner.

New York City to Orlando is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 77°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Naples

Get in touch with nature at Lovers Key State Park and Barefoot Beach Preserve. Kids will enjoy Lowdermilk Beach and Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Bonita Beach Dog Park (in Fort Myers Beach) and Tigertail Beach (in Marco Island).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Naples day trip planning tool.

Drive from Orlando to Naples in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. You'll set off for San Diego on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Naples

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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San Diego

America's Finest City

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Children's Pool and La Jolla Cove. Kids will enjoy Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Ocean Beach. Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Silver Strand State Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip maker website.

Getting from Naples to San Diego by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Naples in December; daily highs in San Diego reach 68°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Family-friendly places like Santa Monica State Beach and Mother's Beach will thrill your kids. Take a break from the city and head to Santa Monica Bay and Pacific Marine Mammal Center. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area (in Irwindale) and Long Beach Waterfront (in Long Beach). The adventure continues: stroll around Greystone Mansion and Park, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, Head underground at Bronson Caves, and stay fit while traveling at Original Muscle Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Ventura.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Ventura

Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. Visit Cemetery Memorial Park and Heritage Square for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Emma Wood State Beach and McGrath State Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Ventura: Paradise Falls (in Thousand Oaks) and America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College (in Moorpark). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Mandalay State Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Ventura Pier and Promenade, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Carpinteria State Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ventura trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Ventura in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January in Ventura, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 49°F at night. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Ventura

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Get outdoors at Gaylor Lake and Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy. Family-friendly places like Lembert Dome and Hetch Hetchy Reservoir will thrill your kids. It doesn't end there: trek along Nevada Falls Loop and tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ventura to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In January, Yosemite National Park is much colder than Ventura - with highs of 44°F and lows of 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Southwest Gulf Coast travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Fishing Charters & Tours

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.