8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h
1
Miami Beach
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h
2
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Land O Lakes
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Cape Canaveral
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Captiva Island
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  6​h
End: New York City

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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.
For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Miami Beach travel route builder tool .

New York City to Miami Beach is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus, flight, and tram. You can also do a combination of flight, tram, and bus; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get warmer in Miami Beach: highs are around 81°F and lows about 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
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Speed Boats Tours
Holocaust Memorial ©
Holocaust Memorial

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.
On the 9th (Sun), take a memorable tour with Tours, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Key West road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, tram, and flight from Miami Beach to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in December, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Land O Lakes.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum ©

1
night
Land O Lakes

Land O Lakes
Land o' Lakes is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pasco County, Florida, in the United States. For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Land O Lakes trip maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Key West to Land O Lakes. Traveling from Key West in December, expect little chillier with lows of 56°F in Land O Lakes. On the 11th (Tue), you'll travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Land O Lakes

Outdoors Golf Parks

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Matanzas National Monument. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Lightner Museum, examine the collection at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine day trip website .

Drive from Land O Lakes to St. Augustine in 3 hours. When traveling from Land O Lakes in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in St. Augustine: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cape Canaveral.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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1
night
Cape Canaveral

Cape Canaveral ©
Cape Canaveral is a city in Brevard County, Florida. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): cast your line with a fishing tour and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Canaveral Lighthouse.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Canaveral road trip planner.

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Cape Canaveral takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cape Canaveral can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Captiva Island.

Things to do in Cape Canaveral

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
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Cape Canaveral Lighthouse ©
Cape Canaveral Lighthouse
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Captiva Island

Captiva Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea, don't miss a visit to Captiva Island Historical Society's History Gallery, then view the masterpieces at 2 Islands Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Captiva Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Captiva Island itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Cape Canaveral to Captiva Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Captiva Island can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Captiva Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Captiva Beach ©
Captiva Beach
Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea ©
Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea

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