11 days in Florida Itinerary

11 days in Florida Itinerary

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11 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  6 h
1
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Miami
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Palm Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Orlando
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
5
Lake Mary
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Gainesville
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  7 h 30 min
End: New York City

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Key West trip tool .

New York City to Key West is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

1
night
Miami

Miami ©
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 20th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, then buy something for everyone on your list at Lincoln Road, and finally have fun at Lock & Load Miami.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Miami attractions planner.

Getting from Key West to Miami by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Miami are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Palm Bay.

Things to do in Miami

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

1
night
Palm Bay

Palm Bay ©
Palm Bay is a city in Brevard County, Florida. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Palm Bay Regional Park.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Palm Bay trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Miami to Palm Bay takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Palm Bay are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Palm Bay

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Turkey Creek Sanctuary ©
Turkey Creek Sanctuary

4
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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, make a trip to Cinderella Castle, laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Palm Bay to Orlando takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lake Mary.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

1
night
Lake Mary

Lake Mary ©
Lake Mary is a suburban city in Seminole County, Florida, United States. On the 26th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake Mary route builder website .

Lake Mary is just a short distance from Orlando. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 75°F. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gainesville.

Things to do in Lake Mary

Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Gainesville

Gainesville ©
Gainesville is the county seat and largest city in Alachua County, Florida, United States, and the principal city of the Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation, then walk around Cellon Oak Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Butterfly Rainforest.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Gainesville trip builder tool .

Drive from Lake Mary to Gainesville in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gainesville

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Rainforest ©
Butterfly Rainforest
Cellon Oak Park ©
Cellon Oak Park

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