12 days in California & Florida Itinerary

12 days in California & Florida Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly
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Miami Beach
— 1 night
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Key West
— 1 night
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Orlando
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, walk around Golden Gate Park, and go for a walk through Lombard Street.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to San Francisco. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in January, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Los Angeles

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and then find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. On the next day, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally look for gifts at Edelweiss Chocolate Factory.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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San Diego

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Diego vacation planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In January in San Diego, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Miami Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, then admire the masterpieces at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, and finally take a stroll through Lincoln Road.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Miami Beach takes 7 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. Traveling from San Diego in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Miami Beach: highs are around 77°F and lows about 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Key West

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.
On the 10th (Sun), go for a walk through West Martello Tower, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and finally steep yourself in history at Curry Mansion.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami Beach to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Key West are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
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Orlando

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Have a day of magic on the 11th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 13th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. It doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando attractions tool.

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Key West in January; daily highs in Orlando reach 71°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
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California travel guide

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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

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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.