15 days in New York City, Miami Beach & Florida Keys Itinerary

15 days in New York City, Miami Beach & Florida Keys Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

15 days in New York City, Miami Beach & Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Doncaster
train + Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Marathon
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Key West
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  15​h 30​min
End: Doncaster

4
nights
New York City

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Photography Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Hyde Park (Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum & Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site) and Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll around Brooklyn Bridge Park, wander the streets of Greenwich Village, and get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New York City holiday planner .

Doncaster, UK to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Doncaster in September; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in New York City

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Brooklyn, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Food Tours

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lock & Load Miami and Hollywood Beach. Step out of Miami Beach with an excursion to Fort Lauderdale Beach in Fort Lauderdale--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Wynwood Walls, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the waterfront at Miami Beach Boardwalk, and appreciate the history behind Holocaust Memorial.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Miami Beach online travel route planner .

Fly from New York City to Miami Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Miami Beach: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miami, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Hollywood Beach
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
Miami Beach Boardwalk ©
Miami Beach Boardwalk
Wynwood Walls ©
Wynwood Walls

2
nights
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 6th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Anhinga Trail and then admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Everglades Alligator Farm and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Key Largo trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Miami Beach to Key Largo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Key Largo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Anhinga Trail, Everglades Alligator Farm
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park ©
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park, then snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, and then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Marathon day trip app .

You can drive from Key Largo to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dry Tortugas National Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of The Overseas Highway, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip builder site .

Traveling by bus from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Key West are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Nature Parks
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway

Similar Plans

19 days in Canada, New York City & Buffalo BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in Chicago, New York City & Washington DC BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 20 days in United States BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 18 days in Los Angeles & New York City BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM ITALY October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in New York City & Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, teens, kids, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Toronto, Washington DC & New York City SEE PLAN August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 40 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM POLAND September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans