12 days in Florida Itinerary

12 days in Florida Itinerary

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12 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Miami Beach
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  24​h
End: Cape Town

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. Step out of the city life by going to Bahia Honda State Park and South Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Key West: Big Pine Key (Calusa Beach & National Key Deer Refuge) and Pigeon Key Foundation (in Marathon). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Higgs Beach, admire all the interesting features of Fort Zachary Taylor, and look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Key West trip itinerary website .

Cape Town, South Africa to Key West is an approximately 27-hour combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Cape Town to Key West, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in April, things will get a bit warmer in Key West: highs are around 33°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Pine Key, Pigeon Key Foundation
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

4
nights
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.
Relax by the water at Las Olas Beach and 12th Street Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Surfside Beach and K17 Beach Club. Venture out of the city with trips to Stranahan House (in Fort Lauderdale) and Hollywood (Hollywood Beach & Anne Kolb Nature Center). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at South Beach, view the masterpieces at Britto Central, stroll around Lummus Park Beach, and admire the masterpieces at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Miami Beach itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Miami Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Miami Beach, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Surfside Beach
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Surfside Beach ©
Surfside Beach
Las Olas Beach ©
Las Olas Beach
South Beach ©
South Beach

3
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jacksonville Beach and Vilano Beach. When in St. Augustine, make a side trip to see Atlantic Beach in Jacksonville, approximately 1 hour away. It doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at High Tide Gallery Art & Gifts.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the St. Augustine planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Miami Beach to St. Augustine in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Miami Beach in April, with highs in St. Augustine at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach
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Vilano Beach ©
Vilano Beach
Jacksonville Beach ©
Jacksonville Beach
High Tide Gallery Art & Gifts ©
High Tide Gallery Art & Gifts

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