10 days in Florida & New Mexico Itinerary

10 days in Florida & New Mexico Itinerary

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10 days in Florida & New Mexico Itinerary

Daytona Beach
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Fly + tram + bus:  8​h 45​min
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
bus + tram + Fly:  2​h 45​min
Key West
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
Daytona Beach

3
days
Orlando

Orlando ©
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 Stetson Mansion in DeLand--about 1 hour away. Pack the 10th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 11th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Orlando online journey planner .

Daytona Beach to Orlando is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and train. In January, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stetson Mansion
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

1
day
Albuquerque

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then get a taste of the local shopping with ABQ Uptown.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Albuquerque online day trip planner .

You can fly from Orlando to Albuquerque in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Orlando to Albuquerque. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Orlando in January: high temperatures in Albuquerque hover around 49°F and lows are around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors Tours Childrens Museums
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Balloon Rides
ABQ Uptown ©
ABQ Uptown

2
days
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.
On the 16th (Tue), wander the streets of Lincoln Road, take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, then see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, and finally have fun at Lock & Load Miami: Machine Gun Experience & Range.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami Beach day trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight, tram, and bus from Albuquerque to Miami Beach in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, tram, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Albuquerque to Miami Beach, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Albuquerque in January, things will get much hotter in Miami Beach: highs are around 77°F and lows about 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Miami, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach

2
days
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.
On the 18th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and then stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Oldest House & Garden Museum, and then make a trip to Mallory Square.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Key West online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus, tram, and flight from Miami Beach to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in January, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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