11 days in New York City & Fort Myers Itinerary

11 days in New York City & Fort Myers Itinerary

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11 days in New York City & Fort Myers Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly + bus:  5​h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
2
Fort Myers
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Tampa

5
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Gateway National Recreation and The Pond. 9/11 Memorial and Trinity Church will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, get interesting insight from Narwhal Yacht Charters, and make a trip to Times Square.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New York City attractions planner .

Tampa to New York City is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tampa in August: high temperatures in New York City hover around 84°F and lows are around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fort Myers.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
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Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

4
nights
Fort Myers

Fort Myers ©
Fort Myers is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County, Florida, United States. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Siesta Beach and Barefoot Beach Preserve. Get outdoors at Crescent Beach and Fort Myers Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort Myers: Venice Myakka River Park (in Nokomis), Bowman's Beach (in Sanibel Island) and Venice (Venice Beach & Pier 22 Home and Gifts). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Turtle Beach, identify plant and animal life at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Fort Myers trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Fort Myers takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New York City in August, you will find days in Fort Myers are a bit warmer (92°F), and nights are about the same (75°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Fort Myers

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Siesta Key, Venice, Venice Myakka River Park, Bowman's Beach, Fort Myers Beach
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Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve ©
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach

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