9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  11​h
1
Key West
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Key Largo
— 1 night
Taxi + Bus:  2​h
3
Everglades National Park
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Miami
— 2 nights
Bus:  45​min
5
Fort Lauderdale
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Portland

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 16th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Mallory Square, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Oldest House & Garden Museum, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Key West trip planner .

Portland to Key West is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Key West is 3 hours. When traveling from Portland in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Key West, with highs around 86°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Mallory Square ©
Mallory Square

1
night
Key Largo

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Key Largo trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Key West to Key Largo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Key Largo can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Tours Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spiegel Grove ©
Spiegel Grove

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 19th (Sat), explore the activities along Slough Slog and then identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley Visitor Center.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Everglades National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Key Largo to Everglades National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Everglades National Park can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can take a train to Miami.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Slough Slog ©
Slough Slog

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 20th (Sun): take a stroll through Collins Avenue, then stroll through South Beach, then wander the streets of Art Deco Historic District, and finally enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami. On the next day, buy something for everyone on your list at Dolphin Mall, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and then examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami trip app .

Take a train from Everglades National Park to Miami in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

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
Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale ©
Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at International Swimming Hall of Fame, then admire the masterpieces at Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA), then kick back and relax at Hollywood Beach, and finally stroll through Las Olas Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Lauderdale Beach and then get engrossed in the history at Stranahan House.

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Traveling by bus from Miami to Fort Lauderdale takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in October, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hollywood Beach, Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA)
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Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Hollywood Beach ©
Hollywood Beach
Las Olas Beach ©
Las Olas Beach

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