18 days in Florida Itinerary

18 days in Florida Itinerary

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18 days in Florida Itinerary

Kaunas
Fly:  21​h
Miami Beach
— 4 nights
bus + tram + Fly:  2​h 45​min
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Tampa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h
Kaunas

3
days
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Bring the kids along to Shark Valley and Bayside Marketplace. Explore Miami Beach's surroundings by going to Everglades National Park (Gumbo Limbo Trail & Anhinga Trail). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at South Beach, have fun at Lock & Load Miami: Machine Gun Experience & Range, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and admire the majestic nature at Oleta River State Park.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach trip planner .

Kaunas, Lithuania to Miami Beach is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kaunas to Miami Beach. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Kaunas in December, with highs in Miami Beach at 31°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Miami, Oleta River State Park
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Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens will thrill your kids. Step out of Key West to go to Big Pine Key and see National Key Deer Refuge, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Spend the 22nd (Fri) airborne with a parasailing or paragliding tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, and take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Key West travel planner.

You can do a combination of bus, tram, and flight from Miami Beach to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December in Key West, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

National Key Deer Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge

3
days
Tampa

Tampa ©
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Bring the kids along to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Clearwater Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampa: Siesta Beach (in Siesta Key) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Sarasota). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Horse Power for Kids & Animal Sanctuary.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tampa day trip site .

You can fly from Key West to Tampa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus; or drive. In December, Tampa is little chillier than Key West - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Tampa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Siesta Beach, Clearwater Beach, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ©
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach

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.
Attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure make great kid-friendly stops. Have a day of magic on the 28th (Thu) at Magic Kingdom Park. Pack the 30th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld Orlando, make a splash at Discovery Cove, stop by The LEGO Store, and have fun at E.T. Adventure.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Orlando journey planner.

Getting from Tampa to Orlando by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time 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
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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