36 days in Florida & California Itinerary

36 days in Florida & California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

Make it your trip
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Orlando
— 3 nights
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Key West
— 4 nights
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Key Largo
— 3 nights
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Everglades National Park
— 3 nights
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Miami
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive
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Borrego Springs
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Orlando

— 3 nights

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.
Step out of Orlando with an excursion to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Saint Cloud--about 38 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 4th (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort and explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip itinerary builder site.

New York City to Orlando is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in March, things will get much hotter in Orlando: highs are around 78°F and lows about 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 6:

Key West

— 4 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.
Key West is known for wildlife, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and take in the waterfront at Mallory Square.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West route builder tool.

You can fly from Orlando to Key West in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 10:

Key Largo

— 3 nights

Diving Capital of the World

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Take a break from Key Largo with a short trip to Indian Key State Historic Site in Islamorada, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with Florida Keys Flats Fishing, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, stop by Bass Pro Shops, and examine the collection at Florida Keys History & Discovery Center.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Key Largo holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Key West to Key Largo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Key West in March since evenings lows in Key Largo dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Key Largo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 13:

Everglades National Park

— 3 nights

Largest Subtropical Wilderness in the United States

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S. Overflow from Lake Okeechobee into the Florida Bay formed these wetlands, which are home to manatees, American crocodiles, Florida panthers, and an array of wading birds, land birds, and birds of prey.
Everglades National Park is known for wildlife, trails, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark Valley Visitor Center, hike along Gumbo Limbo Trail, get outside with Osceola panthers, and explore the activities along Mrazek Pond.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Everglades National Park trip planner.

Take a bus from Key Largo to Everglades National Park in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Key Largo in March since evenings lows in Everglades National Park dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:

Miami

— 3 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
When in Miami, make a side trip to see JP Outfitters Inc. in Hollywood, approximately Hollywood away. The adventure continues: see what you can catch with Miami Peacock Adventures - Day Tours, wander the streets of Art Deco Historic District, get a taste of the local shopping with Lincoln Road, and examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Miami route planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Everglades National Park to Miami. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in March, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:

San Diego

— 4 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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately Encinitas away. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SeaWorld San Diego, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Diego vacation maker app.

Traveling by flight from Miami to San Diego takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Miami to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Miami in March; daily highs in San Diego reach 69°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Borrego Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 23:

Borrego Springs

— 1 night
Borrego Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California. On the 24th (Wed), surround yourself with nature on California Overland Desert Excursions and then explore the fascinating landscape at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Borrego Springs planner.

Getting from San Diego to Borrego Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Borrego Springs, with highs around 86°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Borrego Springs

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 24:

Los Angeles

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disneyland Park). Pack the 28th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from Borrego Springs to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, tram, and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Borrego Springs in March: highs in Los Angeles hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 28:

Yosemite National Park

— 5 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Range, and grab your bike and head to Yosemite Valley Biking.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip site.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in March: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 53°F and lows are around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 2:

San Francisco

— 5 nights

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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 51°F at night. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 7:

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.

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.