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

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

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Route & dates

1
New York City
— 4 nights
2
Key West
— 3 nights
3
Marathon
— 2 nights
4
Key Largo
— 2 nights
5
Marco Island
— 2 nights
6
Naples
— 2 nights
7
Sanibel Island
— 1 night
8
Orlando
— 2 nights
9
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
10
Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
11
Los Angeles
— 5 nights

4
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 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 °C and lows are around °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

Side Trips

Philadelphia, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Bushkill Falls
Highlights from your plan
Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls
Independence National Historical Park ©
Independence National Historical Park
Room Escape Games

3
nights
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.
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 6.5 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 °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park

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.
On the 9th (Mon), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, thenlook 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 °C in September, and nighttime lows around °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

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Seven Mile Bridge ©
Seven Mile Bridge
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Key Largo

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 °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key Largo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Parasailing & Paragliding
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Marco Island

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, thenget 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 °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Naples

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, thenwander 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.

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Naples takes an hour. September in Naples sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Naples

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Fort Myers Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding
Lovers Key State Park ©
Lovers Key State Park

1
night
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
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 °C, while nighttime lows are °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 Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
J.N. ©
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach

2
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.
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, thenmake 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 °C in September, and nighttime lows around °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
Highlights from your plan
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park ©
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Cinderella Castle ©
Cinderella Castle
Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park ©
Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

3
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
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). The adventure continues: 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 take an in-depth tour of St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Orlando to St. Augustine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Clinch State Park, Beach at Daytona Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fort Clinch State Park ©
Fort Clinch State Park
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach

2
nights
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.
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, thenget 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 °C and lows of °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 Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park
Pier Park ©
Pier Park

5
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
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 Room Escape Games. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Carlsbad (Carlsbad Village & South Carlsbad State Beach), Disney California Adventure Park (in Anaheim) and Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, hike along Civic Center Park, get interesting insight from Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip website.

You can fly from Panama City Beach to Los Angeles in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carlsbad, Santa Monica, Disney California Adventure Park, Heisler Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
Room Escape Games

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