28 days in New York City, Florida & California Itinerary

28 days in New York City, Florida & California Itinerary

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28 days in New York City, Florida & California Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  15​h
1
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
3
Key West
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Islamorada
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Riyadh


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3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and SoHo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, take a stroll through Times Square, and hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New York City online day trip planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to New York City is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to New York City is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in August, things will get cooler in New York City: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

2
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bowman's Beach and Gene's Bookstore. Visit Captiva Beach and Blind Pass Beach Park for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, browse the different shops at Periwinkle Place, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and examine the collection at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sanibel Island online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Sanibel Island in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in August, you will find days in Sanibel Island are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Captiva Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
Captiva Beach ©
Captiva Beach

4
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.
Truman Little White House and 7 Artists & Friends are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Alan S. Maltz Gallery and KEPart Studio-Gallery. Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for gifts at Rodriguez Cigar Factory, get interesting insight from Tours, and explore and take pictures at The Overseas Highway.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West online attractions planner .

Getting from Sanibel Island to Key West by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sanibel Island in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 32°C in Key West. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

2
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then stroll through Bahia Honda State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Christina's Consignment Boutique, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Marathon trip app .

Getting from Key West to Marathon by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

2
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, view the masterpieces at Lobster Trap Art Gallery, then get a taste of the local shopping with Old Road Gallery, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Islamorada online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Marathon to Islamorada takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Islamorada sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Key Largo
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Step out of the city life by going to St. Augustine Beach and Crescent Beach Public Beach. Explore hidden gems such as St. Augustine Distillery and Ormond Beach. Explore St. Augustine's surroundings by going to Beach at Daytona Beach (in Daytona Beach) and Gallery of Local Art (in Flagler Beach). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., look for gifts at The Gifted Cork, and stroll through Frank Butler County Park West.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine trip tool .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Islamorada to St. Augustine in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Islamorada in August, plan for slightly colder nights in St. Augustine, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Crescent Beach Public Beach, Ormond Beach, Beach at Daytona Beach, Gallery of Local Art
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Distillery ©
St. Augustine Distillery
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach

2
nights
Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach ©
Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Henderson Beach State Park will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Panama City Beach Winery and Panama City CENTER for the ARTS. Step out of Panama City Beach to go to Seaside and see Sundog Books, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Andrews State Park, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and browse the different shops at Pier Park.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Panama City Beach travel planner.

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Panama City Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Panama City Beach are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sundog Books, Henderson Beach State Park, Panama City CENTER for the ARTS
Highlights from your plan
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

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.
Bodie State Historic Park and Bodie are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, stroll through Panorama Trail, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Panama City Beach to Yosemite National Park in 10.5 hours. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Panama City Beach to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Panama City Beach in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): wander the streets of Union Square, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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