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

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

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

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

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island will appeal to museum buffs. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Point Lookout Beach (in Point Lookout) and Lido Beach (in Lido Beach). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary maker app .

Rome, Italy to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Rome to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In June in New York City, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lido Beach, Point Lookout Beach
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Fort Zachary Taylor and Key West Cemetery are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Alan S. Maltz Gallery. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Key West in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in Key West at 36°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lincoln Road and Art Deco Historic District. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Hollywood Beach (in Hollywood) and Fort Lauderdale (Las Olas Beach & Fort Lauderdale Beach). Spend the 23rd (Sun) airborne with a parasailing or paragliding tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, tour the pleasant surroundings at 12th Street Beach, and have fun at Lock & Load Miami.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Miami trip maker website .

Fly from Key West to Miami in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood Beach, Haulover Beach Park
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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