45 days in Florida, Colorado & New York State Itinerary

45 days in Florida, Colorado & New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naples
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marco Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Key West
— 4 nights
Drive
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Big Pine Key
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Islamorada
— 3 nights
Drive
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Key Largo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Miami
— 3 nights
Fly to Tallahassee, Drive to Panama City Beach
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Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
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Cañon City
— 1 night
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
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Aspen
— 3 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
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New York City
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Orlando

— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orlando: NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (in Merritt Island) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Port Canaveral). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 10th (Wed) at Discovery Cove. Have a day of magic on the 12th (Fri) at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando planning site.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Orlando is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in July, with highs in Orlando at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Naples

— 3 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Captain Jack Boat Tours and Parasailing & Paragliding. Go for a jaunt from Naples to Bonita Springs to see Bonita Springs Public Beach about 38 minutes away.

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Drive from Orlando to Naples in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Marco Island

— 2 nights
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): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then kick back and relax at South Marco Beach. On the next day, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then explore the activities along Capri Paddlecraft Park.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Marco Island journey maker site.

Marco Island is just a stone's throw from Naples. In July in Marco Island, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. 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 · Adventure

Key West

— 4 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin & Whale Watching. The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and 7 Artists & Friends Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, take a memorable tour with Tours, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and see the vivid underwater world at Vandenberg Wreck.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Key West trip builder site.

Getting from Marco Island to Key West by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Marco Island in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 32°C in Key West. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Big Pine Key

— 2 nights
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 22nd (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Long Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Pine Key trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Key West to Big Pine Key in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Marathon

— 3 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center and San Pablo Catholic Church. You'll get in some beach time at Sombrero Beach and Sunset Park Beach. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Marathon Garden Club, explore the gorgeous colors at Sombrero Reef, and get all the information you need at Pigeon Key Foundation.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Marathon road trip planning site.

Marathon is just a short distance from Big Pine Key. In July, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Islamorada

— 3 nights

The Village of Islands

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 Alligator Reef Light House. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Indian Key State Historic Site and Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, identify plant and animal life at Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by car from Marathon to Islamorada takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Islamorada, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Key Largo

— 4 nights

Diving Capital of the World

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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Anhinga Trail will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, cast your line with a fishing tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Key Largo Dry Rocks, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Key Largo online tour itinerary builder.

Key Largo is just a stone's throw from Islamorada. Traveling from Islamorada in July, plan for little chillier nights in Key Largo, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Miami

— 3 nights

Magic City

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 South Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Everglades National Park (Mahogany Hammock, Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail, &more). There's more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Miami journey planner.

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Miami takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Miami are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Miami

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Panama City Beach

— 2 nights

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
We've included these beaches for you: Santa Rosa Beach and Rosemary Beach Public Beach. Get in touch with nature at Swim with Dolphins and Crystal Sands Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Bear Creek Feline Center in Panama City (about 42 minutes away). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Panama City Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Miami to Panama City Beach in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Cañon City.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cañon City

— 1 night

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, then hike along Tunnel Drive, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cañon City trip maker site.

Getting from Panama City Beach to Cañon City by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Panama City Beach to Cañon City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Panama City Beach in August, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Cañon City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Scenic Drive

Buena Vista

— 1 night
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then get outside with Four Mile Recreation Area.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Buena Vista trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cañon City to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cañon City in August; daily highs in Buena Vista reach 29°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Aspen

— 3 nights

Rocky Mountain High

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. Step out of Aspen to go to Glenwood Springs and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Independence Pass, take in the dramatic natural features at Rocky Mountains, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Aspen online travel planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Aspen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Aspen are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 3 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica and Oakwood Cemetery Heritage Foundation will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Genesee Country Village & Museum and Goat Island. Step out of Niagara Falls with an excursion to Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park in Buffalo--about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, tour the pleasant surroundings at Niagara Wine Trail USA, admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Niagara Falls takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Aspen in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Niagara Falls, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Do some cultural sightseeing at 9/11 Memorial and American Museum of Natural History. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ellis Island and St. Patrick's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

You can fly from Niagara Falls to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

New York State travel guide

4.5
Observation Decks · Scenic Walking Areas · Monuments
The Empire State
Home to the country's most populous city, the state of New York is a major gateway for immigration into the United States, but also one of the nation's prime holiday destinations. Take a trip down the state's numerous wilderness trails and scenic roads to visit quaint small towns, sandy beaches, historical estates, and artist colonies. Though the majority of visitors head for the big-city restaurants, theaters, and museums, you can venture deeper into the rugged and remote mountain areas to discover a world of picturesque forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York also boasts the nation's largest forest preserve, encompassing much of the northeastern lobe of the state.