10 days in Florida Itinerary

10 days in Florida Itinerary

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10 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
3
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Shark Valley and Gumbo Limbo Trail. The Wolfsonian - Florida International University and Lock & Load Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami Beach: Everglades National Park (Anhinga Trail & Pineland Trail). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at South Beach, wander the streets of Collins Avenue, get a taste of the local shopping with Lincoln Road, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District.

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San Francisco to Miami Beach is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Miami Beach due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in December; daily highs in Miami Beach reach 81°F and lows reach 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Lock & Load Museum
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
South Beach ©
South Beach
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

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 28th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, stroll through Bahia Honda State Park, and then take in the exciting artwork at Artists in Paradise Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Pine Key trip maker site .

Drive from Miami Beach to Big Pine Key in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. December in Big Pine Key sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Artists in Paradise Gallery ©
Artists in Paradise Gallery

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and 7 Artists & Friends. Appreciate the collections at Truman Little White House and Alan S. Maltz Gallery. Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, explore and take pictures at Fort Zachary Taylor, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West vacation planning website .

Take a bus from Big Pine Key to Key West in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Key West, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stroll through Discovery Cove. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Stetson Mansion, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, then get your game on at Nomadic, and finally make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando vacation builder site .

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 December, expect slightly colder with lows of 59°F in Orlando. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Stetson Mansion, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

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