8 days in Florida & Houston Itinerary

8 days in Florida & Houston Itinerary

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Key West
— 2 nights
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Big Pine Key
— 1 night
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Miami Beach
— 1 night
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Orlando
— 2 nights
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Houston
— 1 night

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Key West

Key West ©

Conch Republic

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), enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then shop like a local with 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Key West trip planner.

New York City to Key West is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Key West dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

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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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): shop like a local with Artists in Paradise Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Big Pine Key trip planner.

Traveling by car from Key West to Big Pine Key takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 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 · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Artists in Paradise Gallery ©
Artists in Paradise Gallery

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Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©

The World's Playground

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 5th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, then take a stroll through Lincoln Road, and finally wander the streets of Collins Avenue.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Miami Beach trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Big Pine Key to Miami Beach by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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Orlando

Orlando ©

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Discovery Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Orlando trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami Beach to Orlando takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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Houston

Houston ©

Bayou City

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.
On the 8th (Mon), have some family-friendly fun at Escape Hunt, then take an in-depth tour of The Printing Museum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Houston trip planner.

Getting from Orlando to Houston by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando to Houston, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Houston are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

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Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
The Printing Museum ©
The Printing Museum

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