5 days in Florida, West Virginia & North Carolina Itinerary

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Key West
— 2 nights
Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
— 1 night


Key West — 2 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House. Visiting Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Nancy Forrester's Secret Garden will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Vandenberg Wreck, stroll through Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, observe the fascinating underwater world at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, and stop by We Cycle.

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Deerfield Beach to Key West is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Harpers Ferry.
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Harpers Ferry — 1 night

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stroll through Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Harpers Ferry trip maker.

Getting from Key West to Harpers Ferry by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Key West in December, things will get colder in Harpers Ferry: highs are around 47°F and lows about 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Asheville.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Asheville — 1 night

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 30th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Grovewood Village, then appreciate the history behind Thomas Wolfe Memorial, then take in the exciting artwork at New Morning Gallery, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Blue Spiral 1.

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Traveling by flight from Harpers Ferry to Asheville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Harpers Ferry in December: highs in Asheville hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Florida travel guide

Disney Parks & Activities · Theme Parks · Beaches
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

West Virginia travel guide

Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.

North Carolina travel guide

The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.