56 days in California & Florida Keys Itinerary

56 days in California & Florida Keys Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Healdsburg
— 5 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Key West
— 5 nights
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Islamorada
— 5 nights
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Key Largo
— 6 nights
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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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica), Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 5th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

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

Copenhagen, Denmark to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Copenhagen in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Healdsburg

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Healdsburg side-trips: B Bryan Preserve (in Point Arena), Mendocino Coast (in Mendocino) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). The adventure continues: learn the secrets of beer at Ace It Bike Tours, do a tasting at Gary Farrell Winery, stroll through Sonoma Coast State Beach, and explore the activities along Russian River.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Healdsburg vacation planning app.

Drive from San Francisco to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Healdsburg, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 5 nights
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around South Lake Tahoe: Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks (in Tahoe City), Five Lakes Creek Trailhead (in Olympic Valley) and Eagle Rock Hiking Trail (in Homewood). The adventure continues: soar above the sights with Lake Tahoe Balloons, hike along Mt. Tallac Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eagle Falls Trail, and experience rural life at Tahoe Trout Farm.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe day trip tool.

Drive from Healdsburg to South Lake Tahoe in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Healdsburg in July, South Lake Tahoe is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 7 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, and take some stellar pictures from Half Dome.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip planning site.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 5 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, Head underground at Crystal Cave, trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Trail.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 41°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Diego

— 6 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach, and immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Diego day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Key West.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Key West

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Key West side-trips: SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort (in Little Torch Key) and Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Key West Firehouse Museum, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Key West online day trip planner.

Getting from San Diego to Key West by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: high temperatures in Key West hover around 38°C and lows are around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Islamorada

— 5 nights

The Village of Islands

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Change things up with these side-trips from Islamorada: Marathon (Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, The Turtle Hospital, &more). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, examine the collection at Florida Keys History & Discovery Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dolphin Research Center, and head off the coast to Windley Key.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Islamorada trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Key West to Islamorada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Islamorada sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Key Largo

— 6 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.
Key Largo is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, step aboard SS Benwood, and test your problem-solving skills at Kingdom Escape Games.

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Key Largo is very close to Islamorada. In August, daytime highs in Key Largo are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

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.

Florida Keys travel guide

4.3
Scuba & Snorkeling · Landmarks · Parasailing & Paragliding
An archipelago of about 1,700 islands extending in a gentle arc south and southwest of Florida's mainland, the Florida Keys divide the Atlantic from the Gulf of Mexico. Many visitors on vacation come to scuba dive in the coral reefs, fossilized and exposed as sea levels declined over thousands of years. In addition to being one of the world's top diving and fishing spots, the Keys feature hundreds of shops, restaurants, bars, and various tourist attractions, most of them crowded all year long with visitors on vacation. To soak up the Keys' atmosphere and discover writer Ernest Hemingway's former haunts, drive from one island to the other all the way to Key West, located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba.