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    Default Road Trip Key West - Miami - Orlando

    Hi !

    I'm planning a road trip this summer with my girlfriend and it's the first time we'll be doing this.
    We land in Key West and will be renting a car.
    Then begins our journey.

    Since it's the first time, does anyone have any tips?
    Maybe some places we must see or do?

    We've been thinking about the everglades, south beach, ...

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    Default How Far? How Fast?

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    The thing is, Key West is normally a destination rather than a starting point, so your planned RoadTrip is already a bit unusual! So the main questions I would have for you are how long do you have for the touring portion of this trip, what kinds of things are you interested in seeing, and will you be returning to Key West at the end of your drive? Besides the two obvious places you've listed, have you considered Dry Tortugas National Park, and Key West and Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuges on the Keys as well as Key Biscayne National Park south of Miami?

    AZBuck

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    Thnx for replying.

    We land in key west on the 6th of July and we leave on the 27th of July in Orlando International Airport. So we have 3 weeks for our road trip.
    We like things like the everglades, the dry tortugas national park looks interesting.
    Maybe some abandoned places? We like to take beautiful pictures and stuff.

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    3 weeks is a lot of time to see just Florida - are there any places elsewhere in the Southeast that intrigue you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glc View Post
    3 weeks is a lot of time to see just Florida - are there any places elsewhere in the Southeast that intrigue you?

    Don't know, is sarasota worth a visit? Melbourne?
    We want the make the most of our visit and do as much as possible.
    in Key west we'd like to stay 3 days. I heard that's enough of time.
    And then we'll be on the road to miami, south beach, everglades, and then to orlando.
    Are there more interesting spots to stop on the road?

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    I was talking about outside Florida - you have enough time to go anywhere in the whole southeast US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glc View Post
    I was talking about outside Florida - you have enough time to go anywhere in the whole southeast US.
    Change of plans :)
    We have indeed enough time to go further.
    So we've decided to go from key west to New York.
    It's a long drive from orlando to NY.
    Are there stops in between worth a visit?

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    There are a lot of places between Orlando and NYC worth visiting, and this is a rather popular trip. It may look like a long drive, but it only takes 2 days going via fastest Interstate routes. You can follow the beaches, or go inland through the mountains, or possibly some of each.

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    I like quiet roads :) so I think the mountains are my best choice :)
    Can't wait till it's july

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    You could go from Orlando to Asheville NC using one of several possible routes, then take the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Skyline Drive through the mountains. This is just one of many possibilities. A lot depends on how much time you have to get from Orlando to NYC after you have seen what you want to see in FL. If you also want to mix in some cities, you can go through Washington DC and Philadelphia.

    I would get a good map of the eastern US and start looking and researching things you want to see.

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