18 days in California, Miami & Bahamas Itinerary

18 days in California, Miami & Bahamas Itinerary

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18 days in California, Miami & Bahamas Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Carmel, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
San Diego, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
5
Miami, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Nassau, Bahamas
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: New York City, United States

4
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Wharf and SoMa. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip planner .

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. In June, San Francisco is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Carmel, United States

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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): look for gifts at The Cheese Shop and then hike along Point Lobos State Reserve.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Carmel are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

4
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Hermosa Beach to see Hermosa Beach Pier about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at The Grammy Museum, browse the exhibits of Avila Adobe, and engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles journey planner.

Getting from Carmel to Los Angeles by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Carmel in July, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hermosa Beach Pier, Santa Monica State Beach
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

3
nights
San Diego, United States

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Children's Pool, kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, and then step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Diego online travel planner .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). On the 8th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Miami.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

3
nights
Miami, United States

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Lincoln Road, then kick back and relax at South Beach, and then kick back and relax at Haulover Beach Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then kick back and relax at Matheson Hammock Park, and then steep yourself in history at Freedom Tower.

Plan my day in Miami using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of flight and tram from San Diego to Miami in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Diego to Miami due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Diego in July; daily highs in Miami reach 38°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nassau.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Haulover Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

2
nights
Nassau, Bahamas

Nassau ©
On a trip to Nassau you can immerse yourself in a dynamic city atmosphere or spend your days lazing on the soft golden sands.
On the 11th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Pirates of Nassau Museum, then play a few rounds at Ocean Club Golf Course, and then stroll through Cabbage Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nassau travel route planning site .

Getting from Miami to Nassau by combination of tram and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nassau

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Ocean Club Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Cabbage Beach ©
Cabbage Beach
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

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