10 days in Florida Itinerary

10 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip itinerary planner

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Miami
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Key West
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Orlando
— 5 nights
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Miami

— 2 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and Lincoln Road. Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Cypress Outdoor Adventures (in Everglades Wildlife Management Area) and Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, kick back and relax at South Beach, and get a taste of the local shopping with Village of Merrick Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Miami trip itinerary planning tool.

New York City to Miami is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Miami hover around 81°F and lows are around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Key West

— 2 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Key West Aquarium, contemplate the long history of Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, then examine the collection at Oldest House & Garden Museum, and finally make a trip to Duval Street.

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Fly from Miami to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in December, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Orlando

— 5 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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 Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld make great kid-friendly stops. Have a day of magic on the 28th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 27th (Sun) at Magic Kingdom Park. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure and discover the magic at World of Disney.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Orlando road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Key West in December since evenings lows in Orlando dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Shopping

Florida travel guide

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Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.