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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Collins Avenue, then stroll through Lincoln Road, then admire the landmark architecture of Art Deco Historic District, and finally stroll through South Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Miami Beach trip builder site.

Helsinki, Finland to Miami Beach is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Helsinki to Miami Beach due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Helsinki in October, things will get warmer in Miami Beach: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
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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 19th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley Visitor Center and then take a stroll through Flamingo.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Everglades National Park trip maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Miami Beach to Everglades National Park. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Grand Bahama Island.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

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

— 1 day
Despite its name, Grand Bahama Island isn't the biggest island in its archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gold Rock Beach, then 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.

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Traveling by ferry from Everglades National Park to Grand Bahama Island takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Grand Bahama Island

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Tranquility Catamaran, get active on the water at South Beach Party Boats, then browse the different shops at Dolphin Mall, then browse the different shops at Sawgrass Mills, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Miami attractions website.

Getting from Grand Bahama Island to Miami by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore and take pictures at Fort Zachary Taylor and then shop like a local with Art On Duval Key West. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, shop like a local with Alan S. Maltz Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip maker tool.

You can fly from Miami to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Key West are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time 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 24th (Thu): examine the collection at International Swimming Hall of Fame.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fort Lauderdale trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Key West to Fort Lauderdale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

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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.