30 days in New York City, Florida & Los Angeles Itinerary

30 days in New York City, Florida & Los Angeles Itinerary

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Marathon
— 2 nights
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Key Largo
— 2 nights
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Marco Island
— 2 nights
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Naples
— 2 nights
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Sanibel Island
— 1 night
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Orlando
— 2 nights
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St. Augustine
— 3 nights
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Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Independence National Historical Park and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill) and Philadelphia Museum of Art (in Philadelphia). Next up on the itinerary: race across the water with a speed boat tour, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our New York City planning tool.

Copenhagen, Denmark to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Copenhagen to New York City. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Key West

— 3 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and explore and take pictures at The Overseas Highway.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Key West sightseeing planner.

You can fly from New York City to Key West in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Key West at 36°C and lows at 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Marathon

— 2 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 9th (Mon), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Marathon trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Key Largo

— 2 nights

Diving Capital of the World

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
On the 11th (Wed), fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. On the next day, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Key Largo road trip planning tool.

Drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key Largo

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Marco Island

— 2 nights
Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: cast your line with a fishing tour and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Marco Island online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Key Largo to Marco Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

Naples

— 2 nights
On the 15th (Sun), take a memorable tour with Tours and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Naples Pier, then wander the streets of Fifth Avenue South, and then identify plant and animal life at Lovers Key State Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples vacation planner.

Naples is just a short distance from Marco Island. September in Naples sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Naples

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Sanibel Island

— 1 night
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and then kick back and relax at Bowman's Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sanibel Island trip maker.

You can drive from Naples to Sanibel Island in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Sanibel Island are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Orlando

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): discover the magic at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and then discover the magic at World of Disney. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): make an unforgettable trip to Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, then make a trip to Cinderella Castle, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Sanibel Island to Orlando in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games

St. Augustine

— 3 nights
St. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Augustine: Fort Clinch State Park (in Fernandina Beach) and Beach at Daytona Beach (in Daytona Beach). There's lots more to do: stroll through St. Augustine Beach, enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, and look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read St. Augustine road trip planner.

You can drive from Orlando to St. Augustine in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Panama City Beach

— 2 nights

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
On the 23rd (Mon), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Pier Park, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then kick back and relax at St. Andrews State Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Panama City Beach road trip planner.

You can drive from St. Augustine to Panama City Beach in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. September in Panama City Beach sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Los Angeles

— 5 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santa Monica Bay and South Carlsbad State Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach), Carlsbad Village (in Carlsbad) and Disney California Adventure Park (in Anaheim). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Panama City Beach to Los Angeles in 8.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Florida travel guide

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Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.