27 days in San Francisco, New York City & Florida Itinerary

27 days in San Francisco, New York City & Florida Itinerary

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27 days in San Francisco, New York City & Florida Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  19​h
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
3
Clearwater
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Orlando
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and Baker Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sonoma Coast State Beach and Bodega Dunes. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

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Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in May, with highs in San Francisco at 24°C and lows at 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Mon) before leaving for New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bodega Dunes, Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Union Square ©
Union Square

6
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ocean Grove Beach and Great Neck Steppingstone Park. Attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Ponquogue Beach in Hampton Bays (about 1h 55 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and get a taste of the local shopping with SoHo.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the New York City online day trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Great Neck Steppingstone Park, Ocean Grove Beach, Ponquogue Beach
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

3
nights
Clearwater

Clearwater ©
Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
You'll get in some beach time at Clearwater Beach and Siesta Beach. Shop till you drop at St. Armands Circle and Lori's Soap & Sponge Market. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Murielle Winery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Scientology Information Center, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and take a leisurely stroll along Pier 60.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Clearwater takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, expect Clearwater to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lori's Soap & Sponge Market, Siesta Beach, St. Armands Circle
Highlights from your plan
Murielle Winery ©
Murielle Winery
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach

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.
Relax by the water at South Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach. Shop till you drop at Lincoln Road and Bayside Marketplace. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Dolphin Mall, examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, have fun at Lock & Load Miami, and stop by Guayaba y Chocolate.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Miami trip itinerary site .

Getting from Clearwater to Miami by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bayside Marketplace ©
Bayside Marketplace
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

6
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.
Family-friendly places like Discovery Cove and Universal's Islands of Adventure will thrill your kids. Head to The Mall at Millenia and Plant Street Marketfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, laugh and play at Disney's Hollywood Studios, get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Florida Mall.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Miami to Orlando by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Miami in May since evenings lows in Orlando dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Winter Garden
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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