10 days in Florida Itinerary

10 days in Florida Itinerary

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10 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Drive:  2​h
1
Clearwater
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Key West
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Fort Lauderdale
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Orlando
— 2 nights
End: Orlando


1
night
Clearwater

Clearwater
Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Clearwater trip itinerary builder website .

Orlando to Clearwater is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a bus. October in Clearwater sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Clearwater

Nature Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Honeymoon Island State Park

3
nights
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.
On the 26th (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Lincoln Road and then stroll through Hollywood Beach.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Miami Beach day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Fort Lauderdale to Miami Beach in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Miami Beach can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Hollywood Beach, Bayside Marketplace
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Hollywood Beach ©
Hollywood Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Bayside Marketplace ©
Bayside Marketplace

2
nights
Key West

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.
On the 28th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor. On the next day, take in the waterfront at Mallory Square, then take in nature's colorful creations at Oldest House & Garden Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Key West day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus, tram, and flight from Miami Beach to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

1
night
Fort Lauderdale

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall, then stroll through Fort Lauderdale Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Las Olas Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fort Lauderdale online attractions planner .

Orlando to Fort Lauderdale is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Orlando in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Fort Lauderdale, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Beaches Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Aventura Mall
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Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Orlando vacation site .

You can drive from Clearwater to Orlando in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Nightlife
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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