15 days in Florida Itinerary

15 days in Florida Itinerary

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15 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  6​h
1
Key West
— 4 nights
Bus:  45​min
2
Big Pine Key, Florida Keys
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: New York City

4
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.
Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, don't miss a visit to Duval Street, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Key West day trip planner .

New York City to Key West is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Key West to be a bit warmer, temps between 86°F and 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

2
nights
Big Pine Key, Florida Keys

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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): look for gifts at Out of the Blue Gallery, identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, and finally browse the collection at Monroe County Public Library.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Big Pine Key road trip website .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Big Pine Key takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marathon
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Spas & Wellness

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Everglades National Park (Shark Valley Visitor Center & Slough Slog) and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (in Coral Gables). There's still lots to do: stroll through South Beach, wander the streets of Art Deco Historic District, enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, and examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Miami Beach day trip planner .

Getting from Big Pine Key to Miami Beach by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Miami Beach can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami, Everglades National Park, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

5
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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort, discover the magic at Avatar Flight of Passage, try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and kick back and relax at Discovery Cove.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando online trip planner .

Fly from Miami Beach to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Miami Beach in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Orlando, with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Resurrection Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

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