22 days in Florida & New York City Itinerary

22 days in Florida & New York City Itinerary

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22 days in Florida & New York City Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Everglades National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h 45​min
2
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
3
Key West
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park ©
A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Escape the urban bustle at Shark Valley and Shark River Slough. Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Everglades National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Anhinga Trail and stroll through Gumbo Limbo Trail.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Everglades National Park online road trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Everglades National Park is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -15 hour difference. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Everglades National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Everglades National Park
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail

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 5th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Big Pine Key trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a bus from Everglades National Park to Big Pine Key in 5 hours. November in Big Pine Key sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Marathon
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Truman Little White House. Step out of the city life by going to Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Kayaking & Canoeing. Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Fort Zachary Taylor, take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and do sightseeing your way with Fun In The Sun Key West.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Key West online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Big Pine Key to Key West in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lincoln Road and Collins Avenue. Step out of the city life by going to South Beach and Haulover Beach Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami Beach: Aventura Mall (in Aventura) and Hollywood Beach (in Hollywood). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Art Deco Historic District, explore the world behind art at The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, and enjoy the sand and surf at Matheson Hammock Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach trip builder website .

Getting from Key West to Miami Beach by combination of flight, tram, and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Thu) before leaving for New York City.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haulover Beach Park, Aventura Mall, Hollywood Beach, Matheson Hammock Park
Highlights from your plan
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fifth Avenue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Times Square, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read New York City itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus, tram, and flight from Miami Beach to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami Beach in November, things will get colder in New York City: highs are around 16°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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