11 days in Florida Itinerary

11 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
Drive
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Merritt Island
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Siesta Key
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Key West
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Marathon
— 3 nights
Fly to Orlando, Shuttle to Ocala

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Merritt Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with Time and Tide Tours and then soothe aching muscles at Beach Pole Fitness. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and then engage your brain at Space Shuttle Atlantis.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Merritt Island tour itinerary builder tool.

Ocala to Merritt Island is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of shuttle and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Ocala in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Merritt Island, with lows of 57°F. On the 3rd (Sun), you're off to Siesta Key.

Things to do in Merritt Island

Childrens Museums · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Siesta Key

— 2 nights
Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Turtle Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at North Jetty Beach, kick back and relax at Siesta Beach, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Caspersen Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Siesta Key day trip website.

Traveling by car from Merritt Island to Siesta Key takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daytime highs in Siesta Key are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. On the 5th (Tue), you'll travel to Key West.

Things to do in Siesta Key

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Fort Zachary Taylor and Southernmost Point. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Smathers Beach and Higgs Beach. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and cruise along The Overseas Highway.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West online route planner.

Getting from Siesta Key to Key West by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Siesta Key in January since evenings lows in Key West dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Marathon

— 3 nights

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 your second day here, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, then kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, then snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Marathon tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Marathon sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 66°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

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.