22 days in New York City, Florida & Florida Keys Itinerary

22 days in New York City, Florida & Florida Keys Itinerary

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22 days in New York City, Florida & Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: London


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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.
Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and Shopping Girlfriend NYC. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Bronx to see Bronx Zoo about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island, and stop by Strand Bookstore.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New York City travel planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in June, with highs in New York City at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

5
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.
Pack the 7th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 9th (Mon) at Magic Kingdom Park. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, look for gifts at The LEGO Store, discover the magic at Disney's Animal Kingdom, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Orlando vacation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Orlando takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Orlando sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

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

4
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.
Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Fort Zachary Taylor will get you outdoors. Spend the 14th (Sat) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: choose your vessel at Fun In The Sun Key West, stop by De La Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Key West itinerary planner.

Getting from Orlando to Key West by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National 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.
On the 15th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Park Beach. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Marathon itinerary planner.

You can drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Pine Key, Sunset Park Beach
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

1
night
Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 17th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Key Largo Adventures - an Islamorada Boat Charter, and then kick back and relax at Anne's Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Islamorada trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Islamorada takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July in Islamorada, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
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Anne's Beach ©
Anne's Beach

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at South Beach and Hollywood Beach. Head to Lincoln Road and Collins Avenuefor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Miami Beach to Aventura to see Aventura Mall about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Haulover Beach Park, stroll through Matheson Hammock Park, and admire the striking features of Art Deco Historic District.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Islamorada to Miami Beach in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Miami Beach can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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