60 days in California, Florida & New York City Itinerary

60 days in California, Florida & New York City Itinerary

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1
South Lake Tahoe
— 7 nights
2
St. Helena
— 6 nights
3
San Francisco
— 8 nights
4
Carmel
— 4 nights
5
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
6
San Diego
— 6 nights
7
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
8
Big Pine Key
— 2 nights
9
Key West
— 7 nights
10
New York City
— 7 nights

7
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
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.
Head to Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery and Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfittersfor some retail therapy. We've included these beaches for you: Kiva Beach and West End Beach. Get out of town with these interesting South Lake Tahoe side-trips: Meeks Bay Beach (in Tahoma) and Yosemite National Park (Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, Tioga Pass, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through El Dorado Beach and kick back and relax at Baldwin Beach.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe trip website.

Doha, Qatar to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Doha to South Lake Tahoe, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Doha in September; daily highs in South Lake Tahoe reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park, West End Beach, Meeks Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Mono Pass Trail ©
Mono Pass Trail

6
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Relax by the water at Sonoma Coast State Beach and Bodega Dunes. Head to Oxbow Public Market and Mumm Napafor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from St. Helena: The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum (in Napa), Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Gracianna Winery, &more) and Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen). There's more to do: do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the St. Helena online trip maker.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to St. Helena by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September, expect St. Helena to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Napa, Rutherford, Healdsburg, Schramsberg Vineyards, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
We've included these beaches for you: Fort Funston National Park and Marshall’s Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Union Square. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and wander the streets of The Castro.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip builder tool.

You can drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from St. Helena in September: highs in San Francisco hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
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. Relax by the water at Point Lobos and Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge. Visiting Asilomar State Beach and Del Mar Beach will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Carmel to Moss Landing to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, stroll through China Cove and Gibson Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Breakwater.

Plan my day in Carmel using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Carmel are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Breakwater, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Dolphin & Whale Watching

8
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.
Visiting Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk will get you outdoors. Annenberg Community Beach House and Hollywood Forever Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim), Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market & Montana Avenue) and Nicholas Canyon Beach (in Malibu). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take a stroll through El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Carmel to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Carmel - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park, Nicholas Canyon Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

6
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and Spanish Village Art Center. Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Moonlight Beach State Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, stroll through Mission Beach Park, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego travel site.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. October in San Diego sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Moonlight Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

2
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Head to Lincoln Road and Village of Merrick Parkfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Shark Valley Visitor Center and South Beach. Step out of Miami Beach with an excursion to Aventura Mall in Aventura--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Miami Beach online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Miami Beach takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego to Miami Beach, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Diego in October, with highs in Miami Beach at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami, Aventura Mall, Village of Merrick Park, Shark Valley Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

2
nights
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge. On your second day here, get all the information you need at Pigeon Key Foundation, enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Pine Key road trip planning tool.

Drive from Miami Beach to Big Pine Key in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Big Pine Key can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Marathon
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

7
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Fort Zachary Taylor. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alan S. Maltz Gallery and Curry Mansion. Take a break from Key West with a short trip to Fishing Charters & Tours in Islamorada, about 1h 50 min away. Spend the 31st (Thu) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, stop by Isle Cook Key West, and stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Big Pine Key to Key West in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Times Square and Statue of Liberty National Monument. For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or Chelsea Market. There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip maker app.

Getting from Key West to New York City by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Key West in November: high temperatures in New York City hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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