45 days in Florida, Colorado & New York State Itinerary

45 days in Florida, Colorado & New York State Itinerary

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45 days in Florida, Colorado & New York State Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
+2
Bus + Train + Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Naples
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Key West
— 4 nights
Bus:  45​min
5
Big Pine Key, Florida Keys
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Islamorada
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Key Largo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6​h 45​min
11
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
12
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
13
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
14
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
15
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Abu Dhabi

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Discovery Cove and Disney's Animal Kingdom. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orlando: NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (in Titusville) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Port Canaveral).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando online trip planner .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Orlando is an approximately 20-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in July, things will get a bit cooler in Orlando: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Naples

Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Bird Rookery Swamp. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Captain Jack Boat Tours (in Matlacha), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Fort Myers Beach) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Bonita Springs). Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, contemplate the long history of Naples Historical Society, kick back and relax at Bonita Springs Public Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education & Experience Center.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Naples trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Orlando to Naples in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Bonita Springs Public Beach, Parasailing & Paragliding, Captain Jack Boat Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Captain Jack Boat Tours ©
Captain Jack Boat Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Marco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then identify plant and animal life at Capri Paddlecraft Park.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Marco Island visit site .

Marco Island is just a short distance from Naples. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and 7 Artists & Friends. Take a break from the city and head to Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Fishing Charters & Tours. Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Key West trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by ferry from Marco Island to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Marco Island in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 32°C in Key West. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
7 Artists & Friends Gallery ©
7 Artists & Friends Gallery
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Big Pine Key, Florida Keys

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. On the 22nd (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, then identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Pine Key trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Big Pine Key takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Marathon.

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

3
nights
Marathon, Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sombrero Beach and Sunset Park Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Pigeon Key Foundation and The Turtle Hospital. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see the vivid underwater world at Sombrero Reef, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Marathon trip builder app .

Marathon is just a short distance from Big Pine Key. In July, daytime highs in Marathon are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Islamorada.

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
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

3
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Get some cultural insight at Indian Key State Historic Site and Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Alligator Reef Light House. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Islamorada trip builder site .

You can drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Key Largo.

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

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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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. Change things up with a short trip to Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park (about 48 minutes away). Spend the 2nd (Fri) on the water with a fishing tour. There's still lots to do: step aboard Spiegel Grove, meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and see the vivid underwater world at Grecian Rocks.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Key Largo trip planner .

You can drive from Islamorada to Key Largo in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Islamorada in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Key Largo, with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Miami.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Anhinga Trail
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Shark Valley and Mahogany Hammock. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail (in Everglades National Park) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Miami Beach). Spend the 5th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Miami day trip site .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Miami takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Miami, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Miami

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail ©
Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail
Mahogany Hammock ©
Mahogany Hammock

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at 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. The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach, and stroll through Crystal Sands Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Panama City Beach attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Miami to Panama City Beach in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Panama City Beach can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 9th (Fri), cruise along Skyline Drive, then trek along Tunnel Drive, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Canon City sightseeing website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Panama City Beach to Canon City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Panama City Beach to Canon City. Expect slightly colder evenings in Canon City when traveling from Panama City Beach in August, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then get outside with Four Mile Recreation Area.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Canon City to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. In August, Buena Vista is a bit cooler than Canon City - with highs of 29°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Maroon Bells and Independence Pass. Step out of Aspen to go to Glenwood Springs and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Windstar Land Conservancy, and take in the dramatic natural features at Rocky Mountains.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Aspen tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Buena Vista to Aspen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Aspen can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Let the collections at Genesee Country Village & Museum and Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park capture your imagination. Our Lady of Victory Basilica and St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, trek along Niagara Gorge Trail, and immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Hole State Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls road trip tool .

You can fly from Aspen to Niagara Falls in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Aspen to Niagara Falls. Traveling from Aspen in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Niagara Falls, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) 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
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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