14 days in New York City & Florida Itinerary

14 days in New York City & Florida Itinerary

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14 days in New York City & Florida Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  30​min
1
New York City
— 6 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  6​h
2
Siesta Key
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Big Pine Key
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Newark

6
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.
Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and Strand Bookstore. Get a sense of the local culture at Times Square and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art, browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial, and steep yourself in history at Ellis Island.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read New York City sightseeing planner .

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In January in New York City, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 24°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Siesta Key.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Shopping
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Times Square ©
Times Square
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

2
nights
Siesta Key

Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Siesta Key road trip website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Siesta Key in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in January, with highs in Siesta Key at 71°F and lows at 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Siesta Key

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Kayaking & Canoeing, Venice Beach
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lincoln Road and Collins Avenue. Visiting Shark Valley and South Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami Beach: Aventura Mall (in Aventura) and Fort Lauderdale Beach (in Fort Lauderdale). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haulover Beach Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Shops at Merrick Park, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and don't miss a visit to Bayside Marketplace.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Miami Beach road trip planning app .

Getting from Siesta Key to Miami Beach by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and tram. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Siesta Key in January, with highs in Miami Beach at 77°F and lows at 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Miami Beach

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Lauderdale Beach, Aventura Mall, Bayside Marketplace, Shark Valley, Haulover Beach Park
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Haulover Beach Park ©
Haulover Beach Park

2
nights
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. On the 24th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park and then stroll through Sombrero Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Big Pine Key trip planner .

Traveling by car from Miami Beach to Big Pine Key takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, tram, and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Big Pine Key can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Key West, Sombrero Beach
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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