5 days in Florida Itinerary
Start: New York City
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 1 night
End: New York City
Tue, Oct 25 - Sat, Oct 29
Miami Beach — 2 nights
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.On the 25th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College.
To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Miami Beach trip app.
New York City to Miami Beach is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Miami Beach hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Siesta Key.
Siesta Key — 1 night
Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.On the 27th (Thu), kick back and relax at Venice Beach and then stroll through Turtle Beach.
For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Siesta Key route maker site.
Getting from Miami Beach to Siesta Key by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami Beach in October, Siesta Key is a bit cooler at night with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Clearwater.
Clearwater — 1 night
Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.On the 29th (Sat), kick back and relax at Sunset Beach and then stroll through Clearwater Beach.
For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Clearwater vacation planner.
Getting from Siesta Key to Clearwater by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Clearwater can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
Florida travel guide
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.