31 days in New York City, Miami & California Itinerary

31 days in New York City, Miami & California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly
2
Miami
— 8 nights
Fly to Las Vegas, Bus to Death Valley National Park
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
5
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive
6
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive
7
Healdsburg
— 3 nights
Drive
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

New York City

— 6 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.
Get some cultural insight at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Dumbo. Escape the urban bustle at Speed Boats Tours and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Wing's Castle Guided Tours (in Millbrook) and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt (in Hyde Park). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New York City holiday site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to New York City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Dubai to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in July, things will get colder in New York City: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Miami.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Miami

— 8 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ocean Drive and Sawgrass Mills. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fort Lauderdale Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Las Olas Beach (in Fort Lauderdale), Key Largo (Florida Keys Key Lime Products, Spiegel Grove, &more) and Lobster Trap Art Gift Shop and Gallery (in Islamorada). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Hollywood Beach, don't miss a visit to Wynwood Walls, stroll through Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, and stop by Wynwood.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Miami day trip site.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Miami takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Miami, with lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 16th (Fri), trek along Gower Gulch Loop, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, admire all the interesting features of Artists Dr, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Miami to Death Valley National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Miami to Death Valley National Park. Traveling from Miami in July, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be little chillier, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 45°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 6 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View. Visiting Yosemite Falls and Bridalveil Fall will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, walk around Mariposa Grove, take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip app.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (33°C), and nights are cooler (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

San Simeon

— 1 night
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stop by Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, stroll through Moonstone Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Simeon tour itinerary website.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Simeon in 5.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July; daily highs in San Simeon reach 40°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Carmel

— 1 night
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach.

Plan a trip to Carmel easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Carmel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in July, you will find days in Carmel are much colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Healdsburg

— 3 nights
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sapphire Hill Winery and Stephen & Walker Winery. Step off the beaten path and head to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Ace It Bike Tours. Step out of Healdsburg with an excursion to Sonoma Coast State Beach in Sonoma--about 38 minutes away. There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Healdsburg online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Healdsburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Carmel in July, you will find days in Healdsburg are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Muir Woods National Monument and Exploratorium. Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Healdsburg to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. While traveling from Healdsburg, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.