17 days in Florida & New York City Itinerary

17 days in Florida & New York City Itinerary

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17 days in Florida & New York City Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Orlando
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Key Largo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
4
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
5
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Frankfurt

4
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.
Have a day of magic on the 21st (Wed) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 23rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, and laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Orlando trip maker site .

Frankfurt, Germany to Orlando is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Frankfurt in August, with highs in Orlando at 39°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Nightlife
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to A1A Watersports in Islamorada (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Key Largo Fishing Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, take a tour of Spiegel Grove, and pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Deep.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Key Largo road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Orlando to Key Largo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Key Largo sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key Largo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

A1A Watersports
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Key Largo Fishing Adventures ©
Key Largo Fishing Adventures
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Big Pine Key trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Big Pine Key takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Big Pine Key sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

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.
Key West is known for adventure, museums, nightlife, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: choose your vessel at Fun In The Sun Key West, take a memorable tour with Tours, see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Key West travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Big Pine Key to Key West takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore and take pictures at The High Line, take a stroll through Times Square, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Key West in September; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Tours
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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