17 days in New York City, Key West & Miami Itinerary

17 days in New York City, Key West & Miami Itinerary

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17 days in New York City, Key West & Miami Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Key West
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Miami
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Edinburgh

4
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.
Head to Chelsea Market and The Amazing Olivefor plenty of shopping. Visit Ponquogue Beach and Gateway National Recreation for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: William Floyd Estate (in Mastic Beach), Ocean Grove Beach (in Ocean Grove) and Cupsogue Beach County Park (in Westhampton Beach). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary builder website .

Edinburgh, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Edinburgh to New York City. Traveling from Edinburgh in June, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ocean Grove Beach, Ponquogue Beach, Cupsogue Beach County Park, William Floyd Estate, Amazing Olive
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Ponquogue Beach ©
Ponquogue Beach
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
Tenement Museum ©
Tenement Museum

6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Truman Little White House and Fort Zachary Taylor. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Key West Pottery and Alan S. Maltz Gallery. Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at De La Gallery, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West trip itinerary app .

Getting from New York City to Key West by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in June; daily highs in Key West reach 36°C and lows reach 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hollywood Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Collins Avenue and Art Deco Historic District. Venture out of the city with trips to Sawgrass Mills (in Sunrise), Speed Boats Tours (in Everglades City) and Fort Lauderdale Beach (in Fort Lauderdale). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Dolphin Mall, explore the world behind art at Wynwood Walls, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and shop like a local with Aventura Mall.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Miami tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and tram from Key West to Miami takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Miami, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Everglades City, Miami Beach, Aventura Mall, Sawgrass Mills, Hollywood Beach
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Sawgrass Mills ©
Sawgrass Mills
Hollywood Beach ©
Hollywood Beach
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach

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