5 days in New York City, Miami & Key West Itinerary

5 days in New York City, Miami & Key West Itinerary

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5 days in New York City, Miami & Key West Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  30​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Miami
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Newark

2
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and stop by Firenze Jewels.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New York City driving holiday planner.

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and then have fun at Lock & Load Miami.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami travel route builder site .

You can fly from New York City to Miami in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, expect Miami to be somewhat warmer, temps between 87°F and 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
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Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Fri), find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip app .

You can fly from Miami to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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