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

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

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

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  11​h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
2
Key West
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Naples
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Sanibel Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
11
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Copenhagen

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bushkill Falls and Independence National Historical Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Philadelphia Museum of Art (in Philadelphia) and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum (in Hyde Park). There's lots more to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the New York City day trip website .

Copenhagen, Denmark to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Copenhagen to New York City. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Copenhagen in September; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Philadelphia, Bushkill Falls, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls
Room Escape Games

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dry Tortugas National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Key West vacation maker tool .

Getting from New York City to Key West by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Key West at 36°C and lows at 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then stroll through Sombrero Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Marathon trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Marathon are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
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), get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then immerse yourself in nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Key Largo trip builder .

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key Largo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Key Largo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key Largo

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park ©
Swim with Dolphins

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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, get interesting insight from Tours, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Marco Island day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Marco Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; 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

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Naples

Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. On the 15th (Sun), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Naples Pier, then take a stroll through Fifth Avenue South, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lovers Key State Park.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Naples trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Marco Island to Naples in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Naples

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

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.
Start 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 reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sanibel Island driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Naples to Sanibel Island in 1.5 hours. September in Sanibel Island sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): discover the magic at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and then stop by World of Disney. Keep things going the next day: cool off at Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, then don't miss a visit to Cinderella Castle, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Orlando trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Sanibel Island to Orlando takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive 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
Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park ©
Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park
Room Escape Games

3
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Augustine Beach and Fort Clinch State Park. Go for a jaunt from St. Augustine to Daytona Beach to see Beach at Daytona Beach about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, see the interesting displays at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, and get engrossed in the history at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc..

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read St. Augustine online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Orlando to St. Augustine in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in St. Augustine are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°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
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Fort Clinch State Park ©
Fort Clinch State Park
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), take a memorable tour with Tours, then learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, and then kick back and relax at Panama City Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Pier Park, then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Andrews State Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Panama City Beach road trip app .

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 September, daily temperatures in Panama City Beach can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. 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
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
Swim with Dolphins

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 Disney California Adventure Park and South Carlsbad State Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Carlsbad Village (in Carlsbad). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, and hike along Civic Center Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Panama City Beach to Los Angeles takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Panama City Beach to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 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

Side Trips

Carlsbad, Heisler Park, Civic Center Park, Disney California Adventure Park, Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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