13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  26​h
1
Key West
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Fort Lauderdale
— 3 nights
bus:  45​min
4
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Auckland

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Vandenberg Wreck. Get a sense of the local culture at Saint Mary Star of the Sea and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Go for a jaunt from Key West to Grassy Key to see Dolphin Research Center about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Key West Garden Club, take a leisurely stroll along Key West Historic Seaport, and examine the collection at Key West Art & Historical Society Custom House Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Key West trip planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to Key West is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Key West is minus 17 hours. Traveling from Auckland in November, expect Key West to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Dolphin Research Center
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Vandenberg Wreck ©
Vandenberg Wreck

2
nights
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove, get interesting insight from Tours, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anhinga Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then get engrossed in the history at History of Diving Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Molasses Reef.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Key Largo online vacation planner .

Drive from Key West to Key Largo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Key West in November, Key Largo is little chillier at night with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Anhinga Trail, History of Diving Museum
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Spiegel Grove ©
Spiegel Grove
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to John D. MacArthur Beach State Park and Fort Lauderdale Beach Park. Take a break from the city and head to Las Olas Beach and Delaware Scrub Natural Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Lauderdale: Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (in Jupiter), Loggerhead Marinelife Center (in Juno Beach) and Spas (in Palm Beach). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fort Lauderdale trip planner .

You can drive from Key Largo to Fort Lauderdale in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November in Fort Lauderdale, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Miami.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jupiter, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Spas, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
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John D. MacArthur Beach State Park ©
Las Olas Beach ©
Las Olas Beach
Loggerhead Marinelife Center ©
Loggerhead Marinelife Center

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Florida Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Britto Central, and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Deering Estate, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Miami trip app .

Traveling by bus from Fort Lauderdale to Miami takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Miami, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Key Biscayne, Britto Central
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Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park ©
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Cape Florida Lighthouse ©
Cape Florida Lighthouse

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