10 days in Miami, Key West & Tampa Itinerary

10 days in Miami, Key West & Tampa Itinerary

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10 days in Miami, Key West & Tampa Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Tampa
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
End: New York City

3
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum. Visiting Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and Parasailing & Paragliding will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: Loggerhead Marinelife Center (in Juno Beach), Busch Wildlife Sanctuary (in Jupiter) and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier). And it doesn't end there: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, steep yourself in history at Deering Estate, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and wander the streets of Lincoln Road.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Miami road trip planner.

New York City to Miami is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in April; daily highs in Miami reach 85°F and lows reach 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Key Largo, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Lincoln Road, Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, Loggerhead Marinelife Center
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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park ©
Loggerhead Marinelife Center ©
Loggerhead Marinelife Center

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bahia Honda State Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Bring the kids along to Dolphin Research Center and Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the gorgeous colors at Vandenberg Wreck, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Key West trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Miami to Key West by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Dolphin Research Center
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Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Tampa

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
On the 15th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Saint Pete Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Treasure Island Beach. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy some diversion at Florida Firearms Academy, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Walk, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bayshore Boulevard.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Tampa trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Key West to Tampa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. Traveling from Key West in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 67°F in Tampa. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Clearwater, St. Pete Beach, Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center, Treasure Island Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center ©

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