8 days in Florida & Houston Itinerary

8 days in Florida & Houston Itinerary

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8 days in Florida & Houston Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h
1
Key West
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Miami Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Houston
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
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.
On the 1st (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor. On the next day, shop like a local with Alan S. Maltz Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with 7 Artists & Friends, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Key West journey planner .

New York City to Key West is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Key West, with lows of 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

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

1
night
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
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. On the 4th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Artists in Paradise Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Big Pine Key itinerary builder website .

You can take a bus from Key West to Big Pine Key in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in July, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Artists in Paradise Gallery ©
Artists in Paradise Gallery

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stroll through South Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, then take a stroll through Lincoln Road, and finally take a stroll through Collins Avenue.

Discover how to plan a Miami Beach trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Big Pine Key to Miami Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Miami Beach are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

2
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Discovery Cove. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Orlando day trip app .

You can fly from Miami Beach to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daytime highs in Orlando are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

1
night
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get your game on at Escape Hunt, see the interesting displays at Museum of Printing History, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Houston day trip tool .

You can fly from Orlando to Houston in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
Museum of Printing History ©
Museum of Printing History

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