8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  6​h
1
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Cocoa Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: New York City

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Key West trip planner .

New York City to Key West is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Cocoa Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Mallory Square ©
Mallory Square
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

1
night
Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach ©
Situated in one of Florida's busiest vacation areas, Cocoa Beach burst onto the world scene in the 1960s, when it became a popular setting for parades honoring the nation's "Apollo" astronauts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cocoa Beach Pier. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stop by Ron Jon Surf Shop, then take in the waterfront at Cocoa Beach Pier, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cocoa Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cocoa Beach trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Key West to Cocoa Beach in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cocoa Beach can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Cocoa Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cocoa Beach Pier ©
Cocoa Beach Pier
Cocoa Beach ©
Cocoa Beach
Ron Jon Surf Shop ©
Ron Jon Surf Shop

5
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.
Attractions like Universal Orlando Resort and Magic Kingdom Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, revel in the low prices at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Animal Kingdom.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cocoa Beach to Orlando takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld

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