9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
2
Miami
— 2 nights
3
Key West
— 2 nights
4
Everglades National Park
— 1 night
5
Fort Myers
— Few hours

2
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Sanibel Island Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Fort Myers Beach, and then kick back and relax at Bowman's Beach. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, then make a trip to The Hirdie-Girdie Gallery, then look for gifts at She Sells Sea Shells, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sanibel Island day trip planning site.

San Jose to Sanibel Island is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and taxi. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Jose to Sanibel Island due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Jose, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Sanibel Island, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Fort Myers Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach
J.N. ©

2
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 19th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and then take a stroll through Ocean Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then stroll through Lincoln Road, and then browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Miami trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Sanibel Island to Miami in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Miami when traveling from Sanibel Island in December, with lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

2
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.
On the 21st (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and finally stop by Uva Wine Shop & Bar.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Key West trip builder website.

You can fly from Miami to Key West in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Everglades National Park

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 23rd (Sun): wander the streets of Flamingo, take in the waterfront at West Lake Trail, and then trek along Anhinga Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Everglades National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Everglades National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Everglades National Park are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fort Myers.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Flamingo ©
Flamingo
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
West Lake Trail ©
West Lake Trail

few
hours
Fort Myers

Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

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Traveling by bus from Everglades National Park to Fort Myers takes 8 hours. Traveling from Everglades National Park in December, Fort Myers is little chillier at night with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Myers

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours

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