9 days in Florida Itinerary

9 days in Florida Itinerary

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Start: Newport News
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Daytona Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Newport News

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
St. On the 3rd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Memorial Presbyterian Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Clinch State Park, sample the fine beverages at Marlin & Barrel Distillery, and then stroll through St. Augustine Beach.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read St. Augustine travel route planner.

Newport News to St. Augustine is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in St. Augustine are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Amelia Island
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Fort Clinch State Park ©
Fort Clinch State Park
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine
Lightner Museum ©
Lightner Museum

1
night
Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach ©
The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, stroll through Ormond Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach at Daytona Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Daytona Beach trip itinerary site.

You can drive from St. Augustine to Daytona Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Daytona Beach sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ormond Beach, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
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Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Alan S. Maltz Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Key West: Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key) and Sombrero Beach (in Marathon). Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's more to do: examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum and take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West trip planner.

You can fly from Daytona Beach to Key West in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle, train, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Daytona Beach in July, with lows around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Sombrero Beach
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum ©
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): kick back and relax at South Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, thentake a stroll through Lincoln Road, and finally wander the streets of Collins Avenue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Aventura Mall and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hollywood Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Miami Beach trip planner.

You can fly from Key West to Miami Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Miami Beach can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hollywood Beach, Aventura Mall
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Collins Avenue ©
Collins Avenue
Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall

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