9 days in Florida & Grand Bahama Island Itinerary

9 days in Florida & Grand Bahama Island Itinerary

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Miami Beach, United States
— 2 nights
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Everglades National Park, United States
— 1 day
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Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
— 1 day
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Miami, United States
— 1 night
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Key West, United States
— 2 nights
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Fort Lauderdale, United States
— 1 night
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Miami Beach, United States

— 2 nights

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 6th (Sun), wander the streets of Collins Avenue, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then wander the streets of Art Deco Historic District, and finally kick back and relax at South Beach.

Before you visit Miami Beach, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Helsinki, Finland to Miami Beach is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Helsinki in October: high temperatures in Miami Beach hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
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Everglades National Park, United States

— 1 day

Largest Subtropical Wilderness in the United States

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S. Overflow from Lake Okeechobee into the Florida Bay formed these wetlands, which are home to manatees, American crocodiles, Florida panthers, and an array of wading birds, land birds, and birds of prey.
On the 7th (Mon), admire the verdant scenery at Shark Valley Visitor Center and then take a stroll through Flamingo.

Make your Everglades National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Miami Beach to Everglades National Park. In October, daily temperatures in Everglades National Park can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Bahama Island.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

— 1 day
Despite its name, Grand Bahama Island isn't the biggest island in its archipelago.
On the 8th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Gold Rock Beach, browse the different shops at Port Lucaya Marketplace, then take in the exciting artwork at Leo's Art Gallery, and finally stop by Coastal Mojo.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Grand Bahama Island trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Everglades National Park to Grand Bahama Island by ferry takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Grand Bahama Island

Shopping · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Miami, United States

— 1 night

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
You've added Sawgrass Mills, Dolphin Mall, South Beach Party Boats, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): zoom along the surf with Tranquility Catamaran, get active on the water at South Beach Party Boats, buy something for everyone on your list at Dolphin Mall, then buy something for everyone on your list at Sawgrass Mills, and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Grand Bahama Island to Miami in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daytime highs in Miami are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

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Key West, United States

— 2 nights

Conch Republic

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.
On the 9th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor and then view the masterpieces at Art On Duval Key West. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Key West trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Key West, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors
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Fort Lauderdale, United States

— 1 night

Venice of America

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 12th (Sat): examine the collection at International Swimming Hall of Fame.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Fort Lauderdale trip planner.

You can fly from Key West to Fort Lauderdale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Museums
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Florida travel guide

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Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Bahamas travel guide

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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.