11 days in Florida Itinerary

11 days in Florida Itinerary

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11 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Key West
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Miami
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Marco Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

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.
Key West is known for wildlife, adventure, museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, make a trip to Duval Street, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West trip itinerary site .

Atlanta to Key West is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 77°F in Key West. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

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

1
night
Marathon, Florida Keys

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church, then kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, then shop like a local with Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Marathon day trip planning tool .

Take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in May, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
San Pablo Catholic Church ©
San Pablo Catholic Church
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

1
night
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Island Dolphin Care, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Key Largo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key Largo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marathon in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Key Largo, with lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Key Largo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shark Valley Visitor Center. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, and finally examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum.

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

You can drive from Key Largo to Miami in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Shark Valley Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
South Beach ©
South Beach

1
night
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. On the 10th (Sun), zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Marco Island trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Miami to Marco Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Miami in May, expect little chillier with lows of 69°F in Marco Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
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: find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and have some family-friendly fun at Nomadic.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Orlando trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. May in Orlando sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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