60 days in California, Florida & New York City Itinerary

60 days in California, Florida & New York City Itinerary

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Start: Doha
Fly + Drive:  24 h
1
South Lake Tahoe
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
St. Helena
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Carmel
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
San Diego
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  6 h 30 min
7
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Big Pine Key, Florida Keys
— 2 nights
Bus:  45 min
9
Key West
— 7 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h
10
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Doha

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 El Dorado Beach. Get out of town with these interesting South Lake Tahoe side-trips: Meeks Bay Beach (in Tahoma), Yosemite National Park (Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, Tioga Pass, &more) and West End Beach (in Truckee). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Baldwin Beach and kick back and relax at Lakeside Beach.

For where to stay and tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe tour itinerary planner.

Doha, Qatar to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 23.5- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Doha to South Lake Tahoe. In September, South Lake Tahoe is cooler than Doha - with highs of 26°C and lows of 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

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park, Meeks Bay Beach, West End Beach
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 21:
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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 Mumm Napa and Oxbow Public Marketfor 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). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our St. Helena trip itinerary app.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to St. Helena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September: high temperatures in St. Helena hover around 34°C and lows are around 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 Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Napa, Healdsburg, Rutherford, Schramsberg Vineyards, Benziger Family Winery
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 27:
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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

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: Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, wander the streets of SoMa, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To find maps, reviews, photos, 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
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 5:
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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 Breakwater. 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: stroll through Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and kick back and relax at China Cove and Gibson Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Carmel online travel route builder.

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Breakwater, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:
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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 Will Rogers State Beach and Nicholas Canyon Beach will get you outdoors. El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Annenberg Community Beach House will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, explore the world behind art at Craft Contemporary, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and take a stroll through Montana Avenue.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Carmel to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Carmel in October, with highs in Los Angeles at 32°C and lows at 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 Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Nicholas Canyon Beach, Disneyland Park
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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 Mission Beach Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Moonlight Beach State Park, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and kick back and relax at Black's Beach.

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

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 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

Side Trip

Moonlight Beach State Park
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 23:
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 South Beach and Shark Valley Visitor Center. 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.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Miami Beach online attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Miami Beach takes 6.5 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 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

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami, Village of Merrick Park, Shark Valley Visitor Center, Aventura Mall
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
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, Florida Keys

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 maps, reviews, 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 bus and flight; or take a bus. 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 take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marathon
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

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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 Dry Tortugas National Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alan S. Maltz Gallery and 7 Artists & Friends Gallery. Take a break from Key West with a short trip to Fishing Charters & Tours in Islamorada, about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Key West vacation maker website.

Traveling by bus from Big Pine Key to Key West takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 4:
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 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or SoHo. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Times Square, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, explore the galleries of Ellis Island, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New York City tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Key West in November; daily highs in New York City reach 16°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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