5 days in Florida Itinerary

5 days in Florida Itinerary

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5 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
West Palm Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Miami
— 1 night
drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Everglades National Park
— Few hours
drive:  6​h
4
Key West
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h
5
Sanibel Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Newark

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West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach ©
With a warm climate and sandy stretches, it's no surprise that West Palm Beach is a popular vacation spot.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Grassy Waters Nature Preserve, see the interesting displays at Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, and then admire the masterpieces at The Society of the Four Arts.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the West Palm Beach route maker site .

Newark to West Palm Beach is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Newark in November, things will get much hotter in West Palm Beach: highs are around 81°F and lows about 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Miami.

Things to do in West Palm Beach

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

The Society of the Four Arts
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The Society of the Four Arts ©
The Society of the Four Arts
Downton Abbey: The Exhibition ©
Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

1
night
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.
For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Miami online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from West Palm Beach to Miami takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Miami

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cape Florida Lighthouse
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Cape Florida Lighthouse ©
Cape Florida Lighthouse

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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.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Everglades National Park itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from Miami to Everglades National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Everglades National Park are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. You will leave for Key West on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West attractions planner .

You can take a bus from Everglades National Park to Key West in 6 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Historic Sites
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea
St. Paul's Episcopal Church ©
St. Paul's Episcopal Church

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night
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sanibel Island trip builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Key West to Sanibel Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Key West in November, Sanibel Island is slightly colder at night with lows of 63°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Captiva Island
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Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea ©
Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea

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