11 days in Florida Itinerary

11 days in Florida Itinerary

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Key West
— 1 night
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Big Pine Key
— 1 night
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Key Largo
— 3 nights
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Miami Beach
— 2 nights
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Everglades National Park
— 2 nights
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Marco Island
— 1 night
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Key West — 1 night

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.
On the 4th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Fort East Martello Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Papa’s Pilar Rum Distillery, Hemingway Rum Company, then contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and finally admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Key West online travel route builder.

Dallas to Key West is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Dallas in March, with highs in Key West at 79°F and lows at 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Big Pine Key.
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Big Pine Key — 1 night

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 6th (Sun), indulge in some personalized pampering at SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Big Pine Key journey planner.

Traveling by car from Key West to Big Pine Key takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in March, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.
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Key Largo — 3 nights

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sombrero Beach and Sunset Park Beach. Get in touch with nature at Florida Keys Flats Fishing and Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours. Step out of Key Largo to go to Marathon and see Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, immerse yourself in nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, and sample the tasty concoctions at Florida Keys Brewing Company.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Key Largo journey maker site.

Drive from Big Pine Key to Key Largo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Big Pine Key in March, plan for little chillier nights in Key Largo, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Miami Beach.
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Miami Beach — 2 nights

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 10th (Thu): kick back and relax at Fort Lauderdale Beach and then take a stroll through Espanola Way. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): see what you can catch with Miami Peacock Adventures - Day Tours, then wander the streets of Art Deco Historic District, and then take a stroll through Lincoln Road.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Miami Beach travel route planning app.

Drive from Key Largo to Miami Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. March in Miami Beach sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Everglades National Park.
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Everglades National Park — 2 nights

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S. Overflow from Lake Okeechobee into the Florida Bay formed these wetlands, which are home to manatees, American crocodiles, Florida panthers, and an array of wading birds, land birds, and birds of prey.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley Visitor Center. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail, then stroll through Gumbo Limbo Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Anhinga Trail.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Everglades National Park holiday maker.

Explore your travel options from Miami Beach to Everglades National Park with the Route module. March in Everglades National Park sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Marco Island.
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Marco Island — 1 night

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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Eco Endeavors and then enjoy the sand and surf at Keewaydin Island.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Marco Island trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Everglades National Park to Marco Island. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Everglades National Park in March since evenings lows in Marco Island dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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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.
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