11 days in Orlando, Miami & Key West Itinerary

11 days in Orlando, Miami & Key West Itinerary

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Key West
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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.
Family-friendly places like Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World Resort will thrill your kids. Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 27th (Thu) at Magic Kingdom Park. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld, look for gifts at The LEGO Store, and make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando holiday planner.

Newark to Orlando is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Newark in December: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 77°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Shopping · Nightlife

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Miami

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Miami Children's Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley Visitor Center, Pineland Trail, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Miami route site.

You can fly from Orlando to Miami in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Miami, with lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
On the 1st (Tue), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Key West Aquarium, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally make a trip to Duval Street. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West trip builder.

You can fly from Miami to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in December, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums