After our week-long stay in the Bahamas we added a few more days of vacation in Florida, as these are two destinations that can be combined very well. From the absolute tranquility of Long Island in the Bahamas, we took a plane via Nassau to the vibrant Miami metropolitan area with its more than 5 million inhabitants and the Wynwood Art District.
Table of contents
Our travel plans for Florida
We always create a very comprehensive Excel table for each of our holidays, in which we include all relevant information (routes, flights, times, hotels, car rental, activities). of the respective costs. So we always have a very good overview of what the trip costs in the end. Here’s a little excerpt from our road trip through Florida:
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Monday, April 29, 2019
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Friday, May 3, 2019
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Nassau (18:30) > Miami (19:25)
Roadtrip Miami > Key West
Key West (13:00) – NYC > London
> Frankfurt (10:00)
Nassau (Bahamas) / Miami (USA)
Florida Keys (U.S.)
Key West (U.S.)
Key West (U.S.)
Our car rental for Florida
After landing in Miami after a short 45-minute flight from Nassau around 7.30pm, we first picked up our rental car from Alamo, which we had already booked online from home via billiger-mietwagen.de. The car rental companies can be found at Miami Airport in a separate building – the MIA Rental Car Center – with an attached car park. This is where you get here by using the MIA Mover from the airport.
We rented our rental car – a midsize SUV – in Miami and will drop it off in Key West as we fly home from there. For a little week the rental car cost us 230 EUR. We didn’t have to pay a one-way rent.
Our hotel in Miami
Since we landed in Miami in the evening, we had decided to go to a hotel right next to the airport. Our choice has been made at the Regency Hotel, which is only about 10 minutes drive from the airport. Free parking is available in sufficient numbers directly in front of the hotel.
Our room was very spacious with two large beds, and there was also a balcony. Unfortunately, the aircraft noise was very strong and the windows were therefore not so well insulated. Unfortunately, the WiFi wasn’t the best either. The breakfast, which was included in the price, is a positive highlight. That was really ok for American standards. There were toasts, croissants, waffles, yoghurt, fruit and cold cuts.
Street art in the Wynwood Art District
When we were in Miami a few years ago, we visited the Wynwood Art District. Since we liked it so much at that time, we really wanted to come here again.
The Wynwood Art District is part of the Wynwood neighborhood, which includes several galleries, outdoor murals, and private art collections. At the heart of the Art District are the Wynwood Walls – former warehouses that are now real works of art. Here you will find various graffiti smands by world-renowned street art artists.
Here, lovers of street art get their money’s worth. And we really enjoyed it here, too. Admission is free of charge. So keep your eyes open and keep the camera ready: there are countless photo motifs to discover here!
Starbucks Global Icon City Mug of MiamiWe are collecting the Starbucks Mugs from the cities and islands we visit on our travels. Unfortunately, not every city that has a Starbucks store with an own mug. But if the city has an own mug we like to collect them as a souvenir. We only collect city mugs from the "Global Icon Series", which was released in 2008. You can see our complete collection here: Starbucks - Our collection of Mugs from the Global Icon Series
Miami has several Starbucks stores and also its own cup 🙂
All travelogues from Miami to Key WestAfter our one week stay in the Bahamas we spent a few days in Florida. This combination is ideal, because you can combine the two destinations very well. We spent 2 days in Miami and then drove with a rental car over Highway 1 (Overseas Highway) to Key West. Here you can find our travel reports:
Tag 1: Miami: Street Art & colorful Murals in the Wynwood Art District (USA)
Tag 1: Miami: Villa Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Coconut Grove (USA)
Tag 2: Miami: Miami Beach, Ocean Drive & the Art Deco District (USA)
Tag 2: Miami: Jungle Island – An Up Close VIP Tour at the Miami Zoo (USA)
Tag 3: Homestead: Everglades Alligator Farm – An Airboat Tour in South Florida (USA)
Tag 3: Florida Keys: Travel Guide & Attractions on the way to Key West (USA)
Tag 4: Marathon: The Dolphin Research Center on Grassy Key (USA)
Tag 4: Key West: Tourist Attractions, Things to do & photo spots (USA)