15 days in Florida, New Orleans & Columbus Itinerary

15 days in Florida, New Orleans & Columbus Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Miami Beach
— 1 night
2
Key Largo
— 1 night
3
Marathon
— 1 night
4
Key West
— 2 nights
5
Orlando
— 3 nights
6
New Orleans
— 4 nights
7
Columbus
— 2 nights

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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 4th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lincoln Road. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, have fun at Lock & Load Miami, then see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum, and finally gain insight at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Miami Beach day trip website.

New York City to Miami Beach is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in November; daily highs in Miami Beach reach 82°F and lows reach 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Miami
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Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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Key Largo

Key Largo ©
The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): push the limits with Jetpack Water Flights, then find your balance on the water with PADDLE! The Florida Keys, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Florida Keys Brewing Company.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Key Largo sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Miami Beach to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Key Largo can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Florida Keys Brewing Company
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PADDLE! The Florida Keys ©
PADDLE! The Florida Keys
Florida Keys Brewing Company ©
Florida Keys Brewing Company

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Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): examine the collection at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, fly like a bird with Z Flight Watersports, and then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park.

Plan trip to Marathon with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Key Largo to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:
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Z Flight Watersports ©
Z Flight Watersports
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

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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 8th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Isle Cook Key West, examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, then shop like a local with 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and finally don't miss a visit to Duval Street.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:
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7 Artists & Friends Gallery ©
7 Artists & Friends Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©

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Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Have a day of magic on the 10th (Tue) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 11th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Orlando road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in November, Orlando is slightly colder at night with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, contemplate the long history of Our Sacred Stories, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans route planning site.

You can fly from Orlando to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Orlando in November, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 16:
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Our Sacred Stories ©
Our Sacred Stories
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

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Columbus

Columbus ©
Columbus is a city in the U.S. On the 17th (Tue), learn more about the world around you at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, then get engrossed in the history at National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Columbus Riverwalk, and finally go for a walk through Columbus Botanical Garden. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Hills & Dales Estate and then trek along Columbus Fall Line Trace.

Plan my trip to Columbus with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from New Orleans to Columbus by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Columbus is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in November, expect nights in Columbus to be little chillier, around 46°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Hills & Dales Estate
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:
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National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center ©
Hills & Dales Estate ©
Hills & Dales Estate
Columbus Riverwalk ©
Columbus Riverwalk

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