15 days in Orlando, Florida Keys & Miami Itinerary

15 days in Orlando, Florida Keys & Miami Itinerary

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15 days in Orlando, Florida Keys & Miami Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Key West
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Miami
— 2 nights
tram + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
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 27th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 28th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's still lots to do: make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks and try out the rides at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip planner .

London, UK to Orlando is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Orlando, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in April: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 34°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

#Theme Parks, #Nightlife
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dry Tortugas National Park and Key West Cemetery. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Key West trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Key West takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Orlando in April, with lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Calusa Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Big Pine Key trip builder app .

Drive from Key West to Big Pine Key in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Big Pine Key, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

3
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, then take in the views from Old Seven Mile Bridge, and finally snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): cast your line with a fishing tour, then identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and then stroll through Sombrero Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Marathon travel planning site .

Marathon is very close to Big Pine Key. In May, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Seven Mile Bridge ©
Seven Mile Bridge

1
night
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 6th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then view the masterpieces at Old Road Gallery, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Islamorada attractions planning site .

Getting from Marathon to Islamorada by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Islamorada can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Miami.

Things to do in Islamorada

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trips

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Miami Beach Boardwalk, then take a stroll through Lincoln Road, and then admire all the interesting features of American Airlines Arena.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami trip planner .

Drive from Islamorada to Miami in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Miami Beach Boardwalk ©
Miami Beach Boardwalk
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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