6 days in Florida Itinerary

6 days in Florida Itinerary

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6 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Marathon
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
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 11th (Thu), make a trip to Bayside Marketplace and then wander the streets of Lincoln Road. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shark Valley.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach day trip tool .

New York City to Miami Beach is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in April, expect Miami Beach to be much hotter, temps between 85°F and 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Shark Valley, Aventura Mall, Bayside Marketplace
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Shark Valley ©
Shark Valley

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 14th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Marathon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Miami Beach to Marathon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In April, daytime highs in Marathon are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, then view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Key West online trip planner .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. April in Key West sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Fishing Charters & Tours

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