10 days in Florida Itinerary

10 days in Florida Itinerary

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10 days in Florida Itinerary

New York City
Fly + bus:  6​h
Siesta Key
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
New York City

1
day
Siesta Key

Siesta Key ©
Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at The Ringling.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Siesta Key road trip planner .

New York City to Siesta Key is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: highs in Siesta Key hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Siesta Key

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Ringling, Venice Beach
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Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach
Venice Beach ©
Venice Beach

3
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.
Visit South Beach and Haulover Beach Park for some beach relaxation. You'll explore and learn at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens and The Wolfsonian-Florida International University. Explore Miami Beach's surroundings by going to Fort Lauderdale Beach (in Fort Lauderdale) and Shark Valley (in Everglades National Park). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Lincoln Road, appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, and shop like a local with Espanola Way.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Miami Beach tour planning app .

You can drive from Siesta Key to Miami Beach in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and tram. Traveling from Siesta Key in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 67°F in Miami Beach. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miami, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Haulover Beach Park, Shark Valley
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

1
day
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. On the 31st (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Pine Key trip tool .

Traveling by car from Miami Beach to Big Pine Key takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, tram, and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. December in Big Pine Key sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marathon
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

3
days
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.
Visiting Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Fort Zachary Taylor will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Mel Fisher Maritime Museum. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Truman Little White House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, choose your vessel at Fun In The Sun Key West, and don't miss a visit to Duval Street.

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You can drive from Big Pine Key to Key West in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Key West are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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