22 days in Florida & New York City Itinerary

22 days in Florida & New York City Itinerary

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22 days in Florida & New York City Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Orlando
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Siesta Key
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
North Palm Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
Sydney

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Stetson Mansion and Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. Kids will enjoy Walt Disney World Resort and Lake Eola Park. Have a day of magic on the 7th (Mon) at Magic Kingdom Park. Pack the 8th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Orlando trip planning app .

Sydney, Australia to Orlando is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -15 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect Orlando to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Siesta Key.

Things to do in Orlando

#Theme Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Stetson Mansion, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

1
day
Siesta Key

Siesta Key ©
Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Crescent Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Siesta Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Siesta Key Village.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Siesta Key driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Siesta Key takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Siesta Key can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to North Palm Beach.

Things to do in Siesta Key

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Siesta Key Village
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Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach
Siesta Key Village ©
Siesta Key Village

2
days
North Palm Beach

North Palm Beach ©
North Palm Beach is an incorporated village in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): kick back and relax at Peanut Island Park and then step off the mainland to explore John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Panther Ridge Conservation Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Worth Beach, and then shop like a local with Worth Avenue.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read North Palm Beach road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Siesta Key to North Palm Beach takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Siesta Key in January, North Palm Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in North Palm Beach

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Lake Worth Beach, Peanut Island Park, Worth Avenue, Panther Ridge Conservation Center
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Panther Ridge Conservation Center ©
Panther Ridge Conservation Center
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park ©
Peanut Island Park ©
Peanut Island Park

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.
Get some historical perspective at Lincoln Road and Art Deco Historic District. You'll get in some beach time at South Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami Beach: Hollywood Beach (in Hollywood) and Aventura Mall (in Aventura). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Haulover Beach Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Collins Avenue, and take a stroll through Espanola Way.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach trip website .

Drive from North Palm Beach to Miami Beach in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Miami Beach

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Lauderdale Beach, Haulover Beach Park, Hollywood Beach, Aventura Mall
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

1
day
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Big Pine Key online visit planner .

Getting from Miami Beach to Big Pine Key by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, tram, and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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.
You'll explore and learn at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Truman Little White House. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Zachary Taylor and Oldest House & Garden Museum. Spend the 19th (Sat) airborne with a parasailing or paragliding tour. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, admire all the interesting features of Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, and tour the water at your own pace with Fun In The Sun Key West.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Key West online trip builder .

Getting from Big Pine Key to Key West by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In January in Key West, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Tours
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Fun In The Sun Key West ©
Fun In The Sun Key West
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

5
days
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Appreciate the collections at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. The adventure continues: make a trip to Times Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City sightseeing tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Key West in January; daily highs in New York City reach 5°C and lows reach -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial