18 days in Miami, Miami Beach & Tampa Itinerary

18 days in Miami, Miami Beach & Tampa Itinerary

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18 days in Miami, Miami Beach & Tampa Itinerary

Tampa
Fly + tram:  3​h 30​min
Miami
— 2 nights
taxi:  15​min
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
bus + tram + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Tampa
— 13 nights
Tampa

2
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.
On the 2nd (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Lauderdale Beach and then get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, then explore and take pictures at AmericanAirlines Arena, and then have fun at Lock & Load Miami: Machine Gun Experience & Range.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Miami trip planner .

Tampa to Miami is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and tram. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Miami when traveling from Tampa in March, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Lauderdale Beach, Aventura Mall, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
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2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take a stroll through Collins Avenue, then take a stroll through Ocean Drive, then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Espanola Way, stroll through South Pointe Park, then wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and finally take in the waterfront at Miami Beach Boardwalk.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Miami Beach tour website .

Miami Beach is just a short distance from Miami. In March, daytime highs in Miami Beach are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach

14
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampa: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Madeira Beach), Clearwater Beach (in Clearwater) and Orlando (Walt Disney World Resort, Universal's Islands of Adventure, & more). Pack the 14th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Siesta Beach, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and play a few rounds at Congo River Golf.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampa sightseeing planning tool .

Getting from Miami Beach to Tampa by combination of bus, tram, and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Miami Beach in March since evenings lows in Tampa dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Orlando, Siesta Beach, Clearwater Beach, Parasailing & Paragliding, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park

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