12 days in Florida Itinerary

12 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida travel planner
Make it your trip
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Key West
— 3 nights
Key Largo
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Everglades City
— 2 nights


Orlando — 2 nights

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.
Have a day of magic on the 19th (Wed) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 20th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Orlando online trip builder.

Manchester, UK to Orlando is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Orlando. Traveling from Manchester in January, expect nights in Orlando to be a bit warmer, around 13°C, while days are warmer, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tampa.
Theme Parks

Tampa — 1 night

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): find something for the whole family at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tampa attractions app.

Getting from Orlando to Tampa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Tampa can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Key West.
Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Key West — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, stroll through Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and don't miss a visit to Duval Street.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Key West driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Tampa to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Tampa in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Key Largo.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Key Largo — 1 night

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.
On the 25th (Tue), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then surround yourself with nature on Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, and finally stroll through Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Key Largo holiday planner.

Drive from Key West to Key Largo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Key West in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Key Largo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Miami.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Miami — 2 nights

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 26th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Lowe Art Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then wander the streets of Lincoln Road, then wander the streets of Art Deco Historic District, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Miami trip itinerary app.

Getting from Key Largo to Miami by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Everglades City.
Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Everglades City — 2 nights

Everglades City is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, of which it is the former county seat. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then trek along Kirby Storter Roadside Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Everglades City trip planning site.

Getting from Miami to Everglades City by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Miami in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Everglades City, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks
Side Trip

Florida travel guide

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.

Florida Keys travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Landmarks · Parasailing & Paragliding
An archipelago of about 1,700 islands extending in a gentle arc south and southwest of Florida's mainland, the Florida Keys divide the Atlantic from the Gulf of Mexico. Many visitors on vacation come to scuba dive in the coral reefs, fossilized and exposed as sea levels declined over thousands of years. In addition to being one of the world's top diving and fishing spots, the Keys feature hundreds of shops, restaurants, bars, and various tourist attractions, most of them crowded all year long with visitors on vacation. To soak up the Keys' atmosphere and discover writer Ernest Hemingway's former haunts, drive from one island to the other all the way to Key West, located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba.