60 days in California, Florida & New York City Itinerary

60 days in California, Florida & New York City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Fly to Reno Tahoe International Airport, Drive to South Lake Tahoe
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South Lake Tahoe
— 7 nights
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St. Helena
— 6 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 8 nights
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Carmel
— 4 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly
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Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Big Pine Key
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 7 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 7 nights
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South Lake Tahoe

— 7 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Kiva Beach and El Dorado Beach. Do your shopping at Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery and Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters. Explore South Lake Tahoe's surroundings by going to Yosemite National Park (Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, Tioga Pass, &more) and West End Beach (in Truckee). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Baldwin Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakeside Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary planner.

Doha, Qatar to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Doha in September, expect South Lake Tahoe to be colder, temps between 26°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

St. Helena

— 6 nights

The Heart Of Napa Valley

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), Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen) and Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Gracianna Winery, &more). 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, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September, expect St. Helena to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 12°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 · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 8 nights

City by the Bay

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 do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from St. Helena in September: highs in San Francisco hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Carmel

— 4 nights
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. Get outdoors at Asilomar State Beach and Point Lobos. Visit Del Mar Beach and Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge for some beach relaxation. When in Carmel, make a side trip to see Dolphin & Whale Watching in Moss Landing, approximately Moss Landing away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of 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.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Carmel are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 8 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.
Visiting Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk will get you outdoors. Annenberg Community Beach House and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica Farmers Market (in Santa Monica), Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Nicholas Canyon Beach (in Malibu). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Montana Avenue, explore the world behind art at Hammer Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Carmel to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in October: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Jolla Cove and Moonlight Beach State Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, take in the exciting artwork at Spanish Village Art Center, and stroll through Mission Beach Park.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read San Diego online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Miami Beach

— 2 nights

The World's Playground

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 Aventura Mallfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at South Beach and Shark Valley Visitor Center. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Village of Merrick Park and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Miami Beach journey planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Miami Beach takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Diego in October, with highs in Miami Beach at 36°C and lows at 27°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 · Trails

Side Trips

Big Pine Key

— 2 nights
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 do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Big Pine Key can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°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 · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Key West

— 7 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.
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 shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°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 · Tours

Side Trip

New York City

— 7 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Times Square and Statue of Liberty National Monument. For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or SoHo. 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 7 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 16°C and lows are around 7°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 · Neighborhoods

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 travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.