12 days in Florida & New York City Itinerary

12 days in Florida & New York City Itinerary

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12 days in Florida & New York City Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  25​h
1
Key West
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West road trip planning website .

Brisbane, Australia to Key West is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Brisbane to Key West. In March in Key West, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

2
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 5th (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Orlando trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Key West to Orlando takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Key West in March since evenings lows in Orlando dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
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Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

4
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and don't miss a visit to Times Square.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Orlando in March: high temperatures in New York City hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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