14 days in California, Merritt Island & Orlando Itinerary

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Anaheim
— 6 nights
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Merritt Island
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 2 nights
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Anaheim — 6 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Anaheim: Palm Desert (Off-Road Tours & The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens), Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). Pack the 15th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Knott's Berry Farm. Next up on the itinerary: laugh and play at Downtown Disney District, make an unforgettable trip to Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, catch some excitement at Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Anaheim vacation planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Anaheim is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 11 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Riyadh in April: high temperatures in Anaheim hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Diego.
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San Diego — 1 night

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.
On the 22nd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Mingei International Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Diego holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Anaheim in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 17°C at night. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Merritt Island.
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Merritt Island — 3 nights

Family-friendly places like NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Helicopter Tours will thrill your kids.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Merritt Island road trip website.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Merritt Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Diego in April, with highs in Merritt Island at 31°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Orlando.
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Orlando — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): discover the magic at Epcot and then get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Orlando vacation planning app.

Traveling by car from Merritt Island to Orlando takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In April, daytime highs in Orlando are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. You will leave for home on the 27th (Thu).
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California travel guide

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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.
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Florida travel guide

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Disney Parks & Activities · Theme Parks · Beaches
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.
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