10 days in Southeast Florida & Connecticut Itinerary

10 days in Southeast Florida & Connecticut Itinerary

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Fly
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Fort Lauderdale
— 1 day
Drive
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Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Key West
— 4 nights
Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to Norwalk
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Norwalk
— 1 night
Drive

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Fort Lauderdale

Venice of America

Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
On the 21st (Thu), examine the collection at Bonnet House Museum and Gardens and then kick back and relax at Fort Lauderdale Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Lauderdale trip planning site.

New York City to Fort Lauderdale is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in January, with highs in Fort Lauderdale at 76°F and lows at 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

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Miami Beach

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then kick back and relax at South Beach, then visit Art Deco Historic District, and finally shop like a local with Collins Avenue. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and then examine the collection at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University.

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Getting from Fort Lauderdale to Miami Beach by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In January in Miami Beach, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Key Largo

Diving Capital of the World

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
On the 24th (Sun), get a dose of the wild on Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Anhinga Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Key Largo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Miami Beach to Key Largo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in January, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Key West

Conch Republic

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.
Take a break from Key West with a short trip to National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key, about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, explore and take pictures at Fort Zachary Taylor, don't miss a visit to Southernmost Point, and look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read our Key West trip website.

You can drive from Key Largo to Key West in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Key West sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Norwalk.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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Norwalk

Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. On the 30th (Sat), hike along Pequonnock River Trail, stop by Fairfield Cheese Company, then see the interesting displays at Stamford Museum & Nature Center, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Work It Dance and Fitness.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Norwalk journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Key West to Norwalk. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Key West in January: high temperatures in Norwalk hover around 38°F and lows are around 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Norwalk

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Connecticut travel guide

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Historic Sites · Aquariums · Theaters
The Constitution State
Perhaps best known for its renowned private and public universities, Connecticut was once home to the country's first law school and still boasts one of the oldest secondary schools in America. More than just a small state packed with students, Connecticut offers visitors a chance to explore some of New England's finest tourist attractions while on vacation, including lighthouses, beaches, theaters, museums, galleries, and restaurants. Despite its small size, the state also boasts two large casino complexes, both located on Native American reservations. Rich in history and natural beauty, Connecticut draws newcomers from around the world, with large Polish, Chinese, and Hispanic communities.