12 days in Florida Itinerary

12 days in Florida Itinerary

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12 days in Florida Itinerary

Miami
Miami
— 3 nights
tram + Fly:  2​h 30​min
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly + tram:  3​h 45​min
Miami

3
days
Miami

Miami
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley, Gumbo Limbo Trail, & more). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, stroll through South Beach, and explore the world behind art at The Wolfsonian-Florida International University.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Miami travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Miami. In December in Miami, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

3
days
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.
Key West is known for adventure, museums, nightlife, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Key West itinerary planner.

Getting from Miami to Key West by combination of tram and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in December, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

6
days
Orlando

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.
Pack the 4th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 6th (Sat) at Universal Orlando Resort. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, meet the residents at SeaWorld Orlando, and look for gifts at The LEGO Store.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando custom trip planner.

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in January, things will get slightly colder in Orlando: highs are around 71°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

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