11 days in Florida Itinerary

11 days in Florida Itinerary

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Fly
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Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive
3
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
Drive
4
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive
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Crystal River
— 1 night
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Miami Beach

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace, then see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum, then stroll through South Beach, and finally take a stroll through Lincoln Road. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Collins Avenue, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and then shop like a local with Ocean Drive.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami Beach tour builder app.

Ottawa, Canada to Miami Beach is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Ottawa in December: high temperatures in Miami Beach hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
PADDLE! The Florida Keys has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, get a new perspective on things with PADDLE! The Florida Keys, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Key Largo vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Miami Beach to Key Largo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors

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Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. On the 31st (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park.

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Traveling by car from Key Largo to Big Pine Key takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Big Pine Key sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Scuba & Snorkeling. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, then take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, then sample the fine beverages at Papa's Pilar Rum Distillery, and finally kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor. On the next day, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally stop by Isle Cook Key West.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Key West trip planner.

Drive from Big Pine Key to Key West in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Discovery Cove, and other attractions. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and Timothy's Gallery. Family-friendly places like Happily Ever After Fireworks and The Escape Game Orlando will thrill your kids.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Orlando online itinerary builder.

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Key West in January: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Crystal River.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Crystal River

The Gem of the Nature Coast

The jewel of Florida's Nature Coast, Crystal River spreads around spring-fed Kings Bay, known for maintaining a constant 22 C (72 F) temperature all year long.
You've now added Scuba & Snorkeling to your itinerary. On the 6th (Wed), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Crystal River itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Crystal River takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Orlando in January since evenings lows in Crystal River dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Crystal River

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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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.