11 days in Florida Itinerary

11 days in Florida Itinerary

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Fort Lauderdale
— 2 nights
Drive
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West Palm Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Miami
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marathon
— 1 night
Drive
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Key West
— 3 nights

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Fort Lauderdale

— 2 nights

Venice of America

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Lauderdale Beach, and then stop by To the Moon. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Hollywood Beach and then browse the different shops at E Las Olas Blvd.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fort Lauderdale trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Fort Lauderdale. January in Fort Lauderdale sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to West Palm Beach.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

West Palm Beach

— 2 nights

Orchid City

With a warm climate and sandy stretches, it's no surprise that West Palm Beach is a popular vacation spot.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, then explore the world behind art at Norton Museum of Art, and then browse the different shops at Rosemary Square. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, then see the interesting displays at Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, and then identify plant and animal life at Wakodahatchee Wetlands.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our West Palm Beach trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in February, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Miami.

Things to do in West Palm Beach

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace, and then take in the waterfront at Miami Beach Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, then kick back and relax at South Beach, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Lincoln Road.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Miami vacation website.

Getting from West Palm Beach to Miami by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In February in Miami, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Marathon

— 1 night

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 5th (Fri), explore the galleries of Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and finally take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center and then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Marathon trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Miami to Marathon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Key West

— 3 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.
Key West is known for wildlife, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Oldest House & Garden Museum, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and make a trip to Southernmost Point.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Key West visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 68°F.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Florida travel guide

4.4
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.

Florida Keys travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Landmarks · Parasailing & Paragliding
An archipelago of about 1,700 islands extending in a gentle arc south and southwest of Florida's mainland, the Florida Keys divide the Atlantic from the Gulf of Mexico. Many visitors on vacation come to scuba dive in the coral reefs, fossilized and exposed as sea levels declined over thousands of years. In addition to being one of the world's top diving and fishing spots, the Keys feature hundreds of shops, restaurants, bars, and various tourist attractions, most of them crowded all year long with visitors on vacation. To soak up the Keys' atmosphere and discover writer Ernest Hemingway's former haunts, drive from one island to the other all the way to Key West, located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba.