9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly + bus:  10​h
1
Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Key West
— 2 nights
bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Everglades National Park
— 1 night
car:  7​h 30​min
5
Fort Myers
— Few hours
bus + Fly:  11​h
End: San Jose

2
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Sanibel Island Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Fort Myers Beach, and then kick back and relax at Bowman's Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Hirdie-Girdie Gallery, then look for gifts at She Sells Sea Shells, and finally identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sanibel Island road trip site .

San Jose to Sanibel Island is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from San Jose in December, you will find days in Sanibel Island are somewhat warmer (80°F), and nights are much warmer (62°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Miami.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Fort Myers Beach
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Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach

2
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Art Deco Historic District, and then make a trip to Ocean Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and then don't miss a visit to Bayside Marketplace.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami day trip site .

Traveling by car from Sanibel Island to Miami takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Sanibel Island in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 68°F in Miami. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Miami Beach
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery. On the next day, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire all the interesting features of Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and finally look for gifts at Uva Wine Shop & Bar.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Key West trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Miami to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December in Key West, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park ©
A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
On the 23rd (Sun), take a stroll through Flamingo, take in the waterfront at West Lake Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Anhinga Trail.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Everglades National Park trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Everglades National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Everglades National Park can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fort Myers.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks Trails Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Flamingo ©
Flamingo
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
West Lake Trail ©
West Lake Trail

few
hours
Fort Myers

Fort Myers is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County, Florida, United States. On the 24th (Mon), take a memorable tour with Tours.

Plan a Fort Myers trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can take a bus from Everglades National Park to Fort Myers in 7.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Fort Myers when traveling from Everglades National Park in December, with lows around 62°F. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Myers

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Fishing Charters & Tours

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