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
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
West Palm Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
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.
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Fort East Martello Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll get in some beach time at Bahia Honda State Park and Fort Zachary Taylor. Change things up with these side-trips from Key West: Sombrero Beach (in Marathon) and Innerspace Dive Center (in Big Pine Key). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, examine the collection at Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Key West trip maker site .

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 October, things will get somewhat warmer in Key West: highs are around 86°F and lows about 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Pine Key, Sombrero Beach
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to South Beach and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Appreciate the collections at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and International Swimming Hall of Fame. Step out of Miami Beach with an excursion to Fort Lauderdale Beach in Fort Lauderdale--about 50 minutes away. It doesn't end there: head outdoors with Boucher Brothers and get a taste of the local shopping with Lik Miami.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami Beach road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Miami Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Miami Beach sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to West Palm Beach.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Lauderdale, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

1
night
West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach ©
With a warm climate and sandy stretches, it's no surprise that West Palm Beach is a popular vacation spot.
On the 19th (Mon), revel in the low prices at Palm Beach Outlets and then kick back and relax at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read West Palm Beach tour itinerary builder site .

Drive from Miami Beach to West Palm Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in West Palm Beach can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in West Palm Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
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John D. MacArthur Beach State Park ©
Palm Beach Outlets ©
Palm Beach Outlets

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