10 days in Florida Keys, Miami & Bahamas Itinerary

10 days in Florida Keys, Miami & Bahamas Itinerary

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Key West, United States
— 3 nights
Miami, United States
— 4 nights
Nassau, Bahamas
— 2 nights


Key West, United States — 3 nights

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.
Key West is known for sightseeing, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, make a trip to Southernmost Point, take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square, and stop by De La Gallery.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Key West online vacation planner.

Newark to Key West is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Newark in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Key West, with lows of 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Miami.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Miami, United States — 4 nights

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Change things up with a short trip to Shark Valley Visitor Center in Everglades National Park (about 1 hour away). There's much more to do: stroll through Lincoln Road, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and have fun at Lock & Load Miami.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Miami takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can fly to Nassau.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Nassau, Bahamas — 2 nights

On a trip to Nassau you can immerse yourself in a dynamic city atmosphere or spend your days lazing on the soft golden sands.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Marine Habitat at Atlantis. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Cabbage Beach, tee off at Ocean Club Golf Course, and then get engrossed in the history at Pirates of Nassau Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nassau vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Nassau takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Nassau are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

Florida Keys travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Parasailing & Paragliding · Landmarks
An archipelago of about 1,700 islands extending in a gentle arc south and southwest of Florida's mainland, the Florida Keys divide the Atlantic from the Gulf of Mexico. Many visitors on vacation come to scuba dive in the coral reefs, fossilized and exposed as sea levels declined over thousands of years. In addition to being one of the world's top diving and fishing spots, the Keys feature hundreds of shops, restaurants, bars, and various tourist attractions, most of them crowded all year long with visitors on vacation. To soak up the Keys' atmosphere and discover writer Ernest Hemingway's former haunts, drive from one island to the other all the way to Key West, located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba.

Bahamas travel guide

Beaches · Islands · Water & Amusement Parks
Part of an archipelago encompassing hundreds of islets and cays, Bahamas boast many pink beaches, which get their vibrant color from fractured seashells mixed with ordinary sand. For most pleasure seekers an ideal holiday in Bahamas consists of various sea activities, occasionally interrupted by tours of several cities, offering an eclectic music scene dominated by calypso, soca, and junkanoo genres. Romantic enough to attract newlyweds from around the globe, the islands are also a major center of eco-tourism, with visits to national parks and diving tours in colorful reefs among the most popular things to do in Bahamas.