11 days in Florida Itinerary

11 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Miami
— 1 night
Drive
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Key West
— 3 nights
Foot to Key West, Fly to Miami
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Everglades National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Dry Tortugas National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Biscayne National Park
— 1 day
Drive to Miami International Airport, Fly to Des Moines International Airport

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Miami

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Miami day trip planning tool.

Des Moines to Miami is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Des Moines to Miami, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Des Moines in January, with highs in Miami at 77°F and lows at 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Key West

— 3 nights

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.
Key West is known for wildlife, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, browse the exhibits of Truman Little White House, take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Southernmost Point.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Key West trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Miami to Key West in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Key West, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Everglades National Park

— 1 night

Largest Subtropical Wilderness in the United States

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): hike along Gumbo Limbo Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Anhinga Trail, and then wander the streets of Flamingo.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Everglades National Park holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Everglades National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Everglades National Park can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Dry Tortugas National Park.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Dry Tortugas National Park

— 5 nights
What Dry Tortugas National Park lacks in size, it makes up for in abundance of marine life.
Dry Tortugas National Park is known for historic sites and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Little Africa, contemplate the long history of Fort Jefferson, tour the pleasant surroundings at Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, and step off the mainland to explore Garden Key.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dry Tortugas National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Everglades National Park to Dry Tortugas National Park. January in Dry Tortugas National Park sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 66°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Biscayne National Park.

Things to do in Dry Tortugas National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Biscayne National Park

— 1 day

A Watery Wonderland

Biscayne National Park's peaceful emerald islands surrounded by turquoise water and teeming coral reefs seem a world away from the bustle of Miami, but the park remains within eyeshot just offshore from the United States' leading tropical metropolis.
On the 11th (Mon), stroll around Deering Point, then relax in the rural setting at Burr's Berry Farm, then walk around Thalatta Estate Park, and finally enjoy the sea views from Boca Chita Key.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Biscayne National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dry Tortugas National Park to Biscayne National Park. Traveling from Dry Tortugas National Park in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 61°F in Biscayne National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Biscayne National Park

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Florida travel guide

4.4
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.