9 days in Florida & Grand Bahama Island Itinerary

9 days in Florida & Grand Bahama Island Itinerary

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9 days in Florida & Grand Bahama Island Itinerary

Start: Helsinki, Finland
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Miami Beach, United States
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Everglades National Park, United States
— 1 day
ferry:  12​h
3
Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
4
Miami, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Key West, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Fort Lauderdale, United States
— 1 night
+2
train + tram + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Helsinki, Finland


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2
nights
Miami Beach, United States

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.
On the 6th (Sun), wander the streets of Collins Avenue, then wander the streets of Lincoln Road, then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Miami Beach trip builder site .

Helsinki, Finland to Miami Beach is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Helsinki in October, things will get much hotter in Miami Beach: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Everglades National Park.

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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

1
day
Everglades National Park, United States

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stroll through Shark Valley Visitor Center and then take a stroll through Flamingo.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Everglades National Park travel route app .

Take a bus from Miami Beach to Everglades National Park in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Nassau.

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Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Flamingo ©
Flamingo

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Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

Grand Bahama Island ©
Despite its name, Grand Bahama Island isn't the biggest island in its archipelago.
On the 8th (Tue), kick back and relax at Gold Rock Beach, then buy something for everyone on your list at Port Lucaya Marketplace, then shop like a local with Leo's Art Gallery, and finally stop by Coastal Mojo.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Grand Bahama Island vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Everglades National Park to Grand Bahama Island. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Miami.

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Port Lucaya Marketplace ©
Port Lucaya Marketplace
Gold Rock Beach ©
Gold Rock Beach
Leo's Art Gallery ©
Leo's Art Gallery

1
night
Miami, United States

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes South Beach Party Boats as well as Tranquility Catamaran. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get some thrills out on the water with Tranquility Catamaran, then add some fun to your beach time South Beach Party Boats, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Grand Bahama Island to Miami takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight 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 9th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Key West.

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South Beach Party Boats ©
South Beach Party Boats

2
nights
Key West, United States

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Fort Zachary Taylor and then get a taste of the local shopping with Art On Duval Key West. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Alan S. Maltz Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then get a taste of the local shopping with 7 Artists & Friends, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Key West trip planner .

You can fly from Miami to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October in Key West, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Fort Lauderdale.

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Parasailing & Paragliding
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

1
night
Fort Lauderdale, United States

Fort Lauderdale ©
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): see the interesting displays at International Swimming Hall of Fame.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fort Lauderdale trip maker site .

Getting from Key West to Fort Lauderdale by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October in Fort Lauderdale, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sat) before leaving for home.

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International Swimming Hall of Fame ©

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