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

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

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

Start: Perth
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 45​min
2
Pensacola Beach
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h
3
Sarasota
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Marco Island
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
5
Key West
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Marathon
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Islamorada
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Key Largo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Miami
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
New York City
— 10 nights
bus + Fly:  28​h
End: Perth

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Mountains. Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Hollyhock House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Ocean Avenue, Third Street Promenade, & more) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and head outdoors with Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip site .

Perth, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 16 hours. In June, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Perth - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pensacola Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park, Greystone Mansion and Park
Highlights from your plan
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. On the 8th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Fort Pickens Area, then enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf Islands National Seashore, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Pensacola Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Navarre Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pensacola Beach vacation maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Los Angeles to Pensacola Beach takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Pensacola Beach due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in June, with highs in Pensacola Beach at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sarasota.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Navarre Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach
Fort Pickens Area ©
Fort Pickens Area

3
nights
Sarasota

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Get a sense of the local culture at Sarasota National Cemetery and Ideal Classic Cars Museum & Showroom. Visiting Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Captain Jack Boat Tours will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarasota: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in St. Petersburg), Venice Beach (in Venice) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Fort Myers). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, identify plant and animal life at Save Our Seabirds, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Siesta Key Rum.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sarasota trip planner .

Getting from Pensacola Beach to Sarasota by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pensacola Beach to Sarasota. In June, daytime highs in Sarasota are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sarasota

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Venice, Parasailing & Paragliding, Captain Jack Boat Tours, Fishing Charters & Tours, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Parasailing & Paragliding
Sarasota National Cemetery ©
Sarasota National Cemetery

4
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. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Speed Boats Tours. Popular historic sites such as Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Stand-Up Paddleboarding are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take an in-depth tour of Marco Island Historical Museum, stroll through South Marco Beach, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Marco Island trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Sarasota to Marco Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Marco Island, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Dry Tortugas National Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Parasailing & Paragliding. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, cast your line with a fishing tour, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and explore the gorgeous colors at Vandenberg Wreck.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Key West trip itinerary site .

Traveling by ferry from Marco Island to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bahia Honda State Park and National Key Deer Refuge. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pigeon Key Foundation and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, snap pictures at Old Seven Mile Bridge, kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, and explore the gorgeous colors at Sombrero Reef.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Marathon day trip website .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation

4
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Get a sense of the local culture at History of Diving Museum and The Rain Barrel Artisan Village. Visit Fishing Charters & Tours and Anne's Beach for their historical value. The adventure continues: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, appreciate the history behind Hurricane Monument, view the masterpieces at Lobster Trap Art Gallery, and immerse yourself in nature at Long Key State Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Islamorada day trip website .

You can drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Long Key State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Key Largo

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Anhinga Trail and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get some cultural insight at Coral Castle and Schnebly Redland's Winery. When in Key Largo, make a side trip to see Everglades Alligator Farm in Homestead, approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove, and immerse yourself in nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Key Largo trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Islamorada to Key Largo in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Islamorada in July, Key Largo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Homestead, Anhinga Trail
Highlights from your plan
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Art Deco Historic District and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Take a break from the city and head to Shark Valley and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Gumbo Limbo Trail (in Everglades National Park), JP Outfitters Inc. (in Hollywood) and Sawgrass Mills (in Sunrise). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Fort Lauderdale Beach, make a trip to Port of Miami, and admire the masterpieces at Wynwood Walls.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami trip builder .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Miami takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Art Deco Historic District, JP Outfitters Inc., Sawgrass Mills
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley ©
Shark Valley
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

10
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.
Visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like 9/11 Memorial and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Change things up with a short trip to Yankee Stadium in Bronx (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the New York City online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Miami to New York City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Miami in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yankee Stadium, Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey - Waterfront 9/11 Memorial - #8
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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