12 days in Florida Itinerary

12 days in Florida Itinerary

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Miami Beach
— 3 nights
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Islamorada
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 3 nights
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Miami Beach

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami Beach: Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park) and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (in Coral Gables). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, shop like a local with Lincoln Road, and take a leisurely stroll along Miami Beach Boardwalk.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach online trip itinerary planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Miami Beach is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Beirut to Miami Beach. Traveling from Beirut in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Miami Beach: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Islamorada

The Village of Islands

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery. On your second day here, head outdoors with Contagious Charters, admire the majestic nature at Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

To see photos and tourist information, you can read our Islamorada trip app.

Drive from Miami Beach to Islamorada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Islamorada are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

2
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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 10th (Tue), stroll around Mallory Square, view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally make a trip to Southernmost Point. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Duval Street, then contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West tour planner.

You can drive from Islamorada to Key West in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Key West, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

3
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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.
Take a break from Orlando with a short trip to Stetson Mansion in DeLand, about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, get your game on at Nomadic, and test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Orlando.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Orlando, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

Florida travel guide

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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.