44 days in Colorado, Florida & New York State Itinerary

44 days in Colorado, Florida & New York State Itinerary

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44 days in Colorado, Florida & New York State Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly + Drive:  23​h 30​min
1
Buena Vista
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Miami
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Key Largo
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Islamorada
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Big Pine Key
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
9
Key West
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
10
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
11
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
12
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
13
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Abu Dhabi

1
day
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then get outside with Four Mile Recreation Area.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista online road trip planner .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Buena Vista is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -11 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in July: high temperatures in Buena Vista hover around 31°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Four Mile Recreation Area ©
Four Mile Recreation Area
Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery ©
Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery

3
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Take a break from the city and head to Maroon Bells and Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Change things up with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Glenwood Springs (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: cruise along Independence Pass, explore the striking landscape at Rocky Mountains, identify plant and animal life at Windstar Land Conservancy, and grab your bike and head to Rio Grande Trail.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Aspen driving holiday website .

Getting from Buena Vista to Aspen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Aspen sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rocky Mountains, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

2
nights
Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach ©
Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Take a break from the city and head to Swim with Dolphins and Bear Creek Feline Center. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Santa Rosa Beach and Rosemary Beach Public Beach. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crystal Sands Beach, take advantage of the amenities at Panama City Beach, and learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery.

Make your Panama City Beach itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Aspen to Panama City Beach in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Aspen to Panama City Beach due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Aspen in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Panama City Beach, with highs around 38°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Rosemary Beach Public Beach, Bear Creek Feline Center, Santa Rosa Beach, Crystal Sands Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
Swim with Dolphins
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Art Deco Historic District and Lincoln Road are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Collins Avenue and Calle Ocho. Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Loggerhead Marinelife Center (in Juno Beach), Everglades National Park (Shark Valley & Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail) and Panther Ridge Conservation Center (in Wellington). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at South Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haulover Beach Park, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Miami travel tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Panama City Beach to Miami in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. July in Miami sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Panther Ridge Conservation Center, Haulover Beach Park, Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Highlights from your plan
Panther Ridge Conservation Center ©
Panther Ridge Conservation Center
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. When in Key Largo, make a side trip to see Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, approximately 48 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Tue) on the water with a fishing tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove, identify plant and animal life at Grecian Rocks, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Island Dolphin Care, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Key Largo trip planner .

Drive from Miami to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Key Largo are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Anhinga Trail
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder ©

3
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. Do some cultural sightseeing at History of Diving Museum and Old Road Gallery. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Alligator Reef Light House, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room, take in the exciting artwork at Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Islamorada trip planner.

You can drive from Key Largo to Islamorada in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Islamorada can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Alligator Reef Light House ©
Alligator Reef Light House

3
nights
Marathon

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Take a break from the city and head to Pigeon Key Foundation and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sombrero Beach and Sunset Park Beach. The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Sombrero Reef, identify plant and animal life at Marathon Garden Club, pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Marathon day trip planning app .

You can drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sunset Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Long Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Big Pine Key trip itinerary website .

Big Pine Key is just a stone's throw from Marathon. July in Big Pine Key sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Fort Zachary Taylor. Get in touch with nature at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, see the vivid underwater world at Vandenberg Wreck, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West travel route planner .

Traveling by bus from Big Pine Key to Key West takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
7 Artists & Friends Gallery ©
7 Artists & Friends Gallery
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

2
nights
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then kick back and relax at South Marco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: cast your line with a fishing tour, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then explore the activities along Capri Paddlecraft Park.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Marco Island trip planner .

Getting from Key West to Marco Island by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Key West in August, expect little chillier with lows of 28°C in Marco Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Parasailing & Paragliding

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.
Relax by the water at Discovery Cove and Andy Romano Beachfront Park. Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Disney's Animal Kingdom. Get out of town with these interesting Orlando side-trips: Titusville (Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum & Pritchard House). There's still lots to do: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks, identify plant and animal life at Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, and explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

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

Getting from Marco Island to Orlando by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Orlando, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Orlando

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Titusville, Fishing Charters & Tours, Andy Romano Beachfront Park, Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

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nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Get a sense of the local culture at Genesee Country Village & Museum and St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish. Get in touch with nature at Cave of the Winds and Niagara Jet Adventures. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Niagara Falls: Our Lady of Victory Basilica (in Lackawanna) and Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park (in Buffalo). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, immerse yourself in nature at Whirlpool State Park, hike along Devil's Hole State Park, and stroll through Niagara Wine Trail USA.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Niagara Falls driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Orlando to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, Niagara Falls is little chillier than Orlando - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Genesee Country Village & Museum, Niagara Jet Adventures, Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Genesee Country Village & Museum ©
Genesee Country Village & Museum

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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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Ellis Island and New York City Hall for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, make a trip to Empire State Building, wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City tour itinerary website .

Getting from Niagara Falls to New York City by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can 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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