8 days in Florida & Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Florida & Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Florida & Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Miami Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
2
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
3
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: New York City

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Tue), zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Miami Beach road trip planner.

New York City to Miami Beach is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Miami Beach dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

3
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.
Head to Alan S. Maltz Gallery and 7 Artists & Friendsfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, cast your line with a fishing tour, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Key West online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Miami Beach to Key West in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 14th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Independence Pass and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen road trip planning website .

Getting from Key West to Aspen by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Key West to Aspen. When traveling from Key West in July, plan for slightly colder days in Aspen, with highs around 81°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 49°F. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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