26 days in Greater Miami & The Beaches Itinerary

26 days in Greater Miami & The Beaches Itinerary

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26 days in Greater Miami & The Beaches Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Sunny Isles Beach
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Key Biscayne
— 5 nights
Bus:  3​h
3
Everglades National Park
— 6 nights
Bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Miami Beach
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: New York City

5
nights
Sunny Isles Beach

Sunny Isles Beach ©
Sunny Isles Beach is a city located on a barrier island in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. Take a break from Sunny Isles Beach with a short trip to Shula's Golf Club in Miami Lakes, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Aventura Mall, view the masterpieces at Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Haulover Beach Park, and stroll around Pier Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sunny Isles Beach sightseeing planner.

New York City to Sunny Isles Beach is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. In December, Sunny Isles Beach is much hotter than New York City - with highs of 80°F and lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Key Biscayne.

Things to do in Sunny Isles Beach

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Aventura, Miami Lakes, Bal Harbour, Surfside Beach
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 2:
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Haulover Beach Park ©
Haulover Beach Park
Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall
Town Center Park ©
Town Center Park

5
nights
Key Biscayne

Key Biscayne ©
Key Biscayne is an island town in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Key Biscayne: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (in Coral Gables), Goulds (The Little Farm & Burr's Berry Farm) and Homestead (Knaus Berry Farm, Wat Buddharangsi Buddhist Temple, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Lowe Art Museum, stroll around Ingraham Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Crandon Park Beach, and admire the majestic nature at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Key Biscayne day trip planning site .

You can drive from Sunny Isles Beach to Key Biscayne in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in January, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Key Biscayne

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Homestead, Coral Gables, Goulds
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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Lowe Art Museum ©
Lowe Art Museum
Burr's Berry Farm ©
Burr's Berry Farm

6
nights
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.
Everglades National Park is known for wildlife, trails, nature, adventure, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the verdant scenery at Shark Valley Visitor Center, head outdoors with Osceola panthers, identify plant and animal life at Anhinga Trail, and head off the coast to Long Pine Key.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Everglades National Park trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Key Biscayne to Everglades National Park takes 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Everglades National Park are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 13:
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Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

9
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Miami Beach: Miami (Walking tours, Dolphin Mall, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Lincoln Road, enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Miami Beach road trip site .

Getting from Everglades National Park to Miami Beach by bus takes about 3.5 hours. January in Miami Beach sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Miami
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 22:
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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