8 days in California & Florida Itinerary

8 days in California & Florida Itinerary

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8 days in California & Florida Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
2
Sanibel Island
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  3​h
3
Key West
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Islamorada
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Los Angeles is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -13 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard

1
day
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
On the 20th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bowman's Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Pond Apple Park, then view the masterpieces at Tower Gallery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Sanibel Island online tour planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Sanibel Island by combination of flight and taxi takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Sanibel Island, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Sanibel Island to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Fri), view the masterpieces at Rock House Masterpieces, take in the exciting artwork at Key West Pottery, admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, then look for gifts at Key West Local Luxe, and finally view the masterpieces at KEPart Studio-Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Key West visit planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sanibel Island to Key West in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sanibel Island in December, Key West is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Rock House Masterpieces ©
Rock House Masterpieces
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park, and finally take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Marathon tour itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Marathon, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

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nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 23rd (Sun), cast your line with a fishing tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stop by Ocean Gardens, and finally shop like a local with Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Gallery Morada, then take in the exciting artwork at Old Road Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Islamorada trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Islamorada takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Islamorada sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

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