10 days in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Keys & Orlando Itinerary

10 days in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Keys & Orlando Itinerary

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10 days in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Keys & Orlando Itinerary

London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
Fort Lauderdale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Key Largo
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
Islamorada
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
London

few
hours
Fort Lauderdale

Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Busch Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fort Lauderdale sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Fort Lauderdale is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from London in April, expect Fort Lauderdale to be much warmer, temps between 33°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary
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Busch Wildlife Sanctuary

1
day
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.
You've now added Florida Keys Dive Center to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get interesting insight from Florida Keys Dive Center.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Key Largo vacation builder.

Drive from Fort Lauderdale to Key Largo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Florida Keys Dive Center

1
day
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room, view the masterpieces at Old Road Gallery, and then tour the water at your own pace with Robbie's of Islamorada.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Islamorada itinerary builder.

Islamorada is just a short distance from Key Largo. Traveling from Key Largo in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Islamorada, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Old Road Gallery

2
days
Marathon

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Marathon itinerary builder.

You can drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Marathon are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Sombrero Beach
The Turtle Hospital
Bahia Honda State Park

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Key West travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Mel Fisher Maritime Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
days
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex as well as Universal Orlando Resort. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Pritchard House and then look and learn at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): cool off at Universal Orlando Resort.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip planner.

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 April, plan for little chillier nights in Orlando, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Titusville
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Universal Orlando Resort

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