5 days in Florida Itinerary

5 days in Florida Itinerary

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5 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
Key West
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Miami Beach
— 1 night
+3
bus + tram + Fly + bus:  6​h
End: New York City

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Key West tour itinerary planning website .

New York City to Key West is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: highs in Key West hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

1
night
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. On the 19th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Big Pine Key visit planner .

You can drive from Key West to Big Pine Key in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Big Pine Key sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Miami Beach.

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): wander the streets of Collins Avenue, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and then stroll through South Beach. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Barnacle State Historic Site, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and then kick back and relax at Haulover Beach Park.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Miami Beach trip tool .

You can drive from Big Pine Key to Miami Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and tram; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in May, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haulover Beach Park, Barnacle State Historic Site
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Haulover Beach Park ©
Haulover Beach Park

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