11 days in Florida Itinerary

11 days in Florida Itinerary

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11 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Miami Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Indianapolis

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort. Have a day of magic on the 24th (Mon) at Disney's Animal Kingdom. There's more to do: take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks and stop by The LEGO Store Downtown Disney.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip planner .

Indianapolis to Orlando is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight, taxi, and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, Orlando is warmer than Indianapolis - with highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Disney's Animal Kingdom ©
Disney's Animal Kingdom

1
night
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
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 26th (Wed): kick back and relax at Haulover Beach Park, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami Beach trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Miami Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Miami Beach when traveling from Orlando in December, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Haulover Beach Park
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Haulover Beach Park ©
Haulover Beach Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove, then identify plant and animal life at Molasses Reef, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Key Largo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Miami Beach to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. December in Key Largo sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Parks
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Spiegel Grove ©
Spiegel Grove
Molasses Reef ©
Molasses Reef

2
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 28th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, identify plant and animal life at Pigeon Key Foundation, and then identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Marathon route planner .

Drive from Key Largo to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Marathon are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation

3
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, and don't miss a visit to Duval Street.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Key West trip itinerary website .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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