9 days in Florida Itinerary

9 days in Florida Itinerary

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9 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  27​h
1
Miami Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Marathon
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Christchurch

1
day
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 15th (Wed): kick back and relax at South Beach, admire the striking features of Art Deco Historic District, then wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and finally shop like a local with Collins Avenue.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Miami Beach travel planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Miami Beach is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Christchurch to Miami Beach. In May, Miami Beach is much warmer than Christchurch - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Miami Beach

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

1
night
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Old Road Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then take in the exciting artwork at Lobster Trap Art Gallery, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Islamorada trip planner.

Getting from Miami Beach to Islamorada by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Islamorada are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Old Road Gallery ©
Old Road Gallery

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church, get answers to all your questions at Pigeon Key Foundation, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Marathon day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Islamorada to Marathon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
San Pablo Catholic Church ©
San Pablo Catholic Church
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation

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.
Bring the kids along to Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Fort Zachary Taylor. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, take in the exciting artwork at Collections Key West, browse the exhibits of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and shop like a local with Alan S. Maltz Gallery.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West online holiday maker .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Key West are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

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