16 days in New York City & Florida Itinerary

16 days in New York City & Florida Itinerary

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16 days in New York City & Florida Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  15​h
1
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Sanibel Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Everglades City
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Islamorada
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Riyadh

2
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.
On the 20th (Thu), appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center and then go for a walk through Central Park.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to New York City is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to New York City is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Riyadh, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sanibel Island.

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

1
night
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
On the 23rd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and then enjoy the sand and surf at Captiva Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Bowman's Beach and then stroll through Fort Myers Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sanibel Island trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from New York City to Sanibel Island in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Sanibel Island hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Everglades City.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach, Captiva Beach
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Captiva Beach ©
Captiva Beach
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach

3
nights
Everglades City

Everglades City is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, of which it is the former county seat. Get in touch with nature at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Kirby Storter Roadside Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Speed Boats Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting Everglades City side-trips: Big Cypress National Preserve (in Ochopee) and Shark Valley (in Everglades National Park). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at H.P. Williams Roadside Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Everglades City online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Sanibel Island to Everglades City takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Everglades City

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Ochopee, Marco Island, Shark Valley Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

3
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Visiting Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park will get you outdoors. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Anne's Beach. There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get outside with A Lil' Tail Charters, and sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Islamorada trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Everglades City to Islamorada takes 3 hours. Traveling from Everglades City in December, Islamorada is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Key Largo
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Fishing Charters & Tours
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park ©

2
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then stroll through Bahia Honda State Park. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, and then take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Marathon online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Islamorada to Marathon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway, stop by Isle Cook Key West, then take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, and finally admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Key West trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Key West are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Fishing Charters & Tours

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