11 days in Florida Itinerary

11 days in Florida Itinerary

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11 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + shuttle:  14​h 30​min
1
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
4
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
5
Key West
— 1 night
Fly + foot:  2​h 30​min
6
Miami
— 3 nights
tram + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Paris

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.
To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Key Largo trip planning app .

Paris, France to Key Largo is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Paris to Key Largo, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in December, expect Key Largo to be warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, kick back and relax at Anne's Beach, then choose your vessel at Robbie's of Islamorada, and finally stop by Bella Sol Fragrance Bar and Gifts.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Islamorada road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Islamorada takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Islamorada, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Anne's Beach ©
Anne's Beach
Robbie's of Islamorada ©
Robbie's of Islamorada
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Marathon Garden Club, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and finally get all the information you need at Pigeon Key Foundation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Sunset Park Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Marathon travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Islamorada to Marathon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Sunset Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

1
night
Big Pine Key

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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Calusa Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Big Pine Key trip itinerary planner.

Big Pine Key is just a stone's throw from Marathon. January in Big Pine Key sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

1
night
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 5th (Sat): tour the water at your own pace with Fun In The Sun Key West, admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Key West trip planner .

Take a bus from Big Pine Key to Key West in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Key West Cemetery ©
Key West Cemetery

3
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.
Visiting Shark Valley and Anhinga Trail will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at South Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach. Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Everglades National Park (Osceola panthers, Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail, & more).

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Miami travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Key West to Miami in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January in Miami, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Fort Lauderdale Beach, South Beach
Highlights from your plan
South Beach ©
South Beach
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach

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