11 days in Florida & Louisiana Itinerary

11 days in Florida & Louisiana Itinerary

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Key Largo
— 1 night
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Islamorada
— 1 night
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Key West
— 2 nights
Fly
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Key Largo

Diving Capital of the World

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, then explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove, and then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Key Largo trip itinerary planning site.

Fort Lauderdale to Key Largo is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Key Largo are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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Islamorada

The Village of Islands

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Alligator Reef Light House and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Islamorada vacation planner.

Islamorada is very close to Key Largo. July in Islamorada sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Key West.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Key West

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 11th (Sat): examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Papa's Pilar Rum Distillery, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the vivid underwater world at Vandenberg Wreck, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Key West First Legal Rum Distillery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Key West trip planner.

Getting from Islamorada to Key West by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Key West are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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Orlando

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.
Pack the 13th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 16th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld and discover the magic at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Orlando online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Orlando, with lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

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New Orleans

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Escape My Room New Orleans. On the next day, examine the collection at Louisiana Children's Museum, then find something for the whole family at Carousel Gardens, then examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and finally look for gifts at Faulkner House Books.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Orlando to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Orlando in July, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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.

Louisiana travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.