12 days in Florida Itinerary

12 days in Florida Itinerary

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12 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Lexington
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Key West
— 4 nights
Bus:  2​h
2
Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Lexington

4
nights
Key West

Key West ©
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.
Step out of Key West to go to Big Pine Key and see Bahia Honda State Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and make a trip to Duval Street.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West visit planner.

Lexington to Key West is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Lexington in July, with lows around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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7 Artists & Friends Gallery ©
7 Artists & Friends Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Islamorada

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 22nd (Wed): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Island Dolphin Care, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Islamorada journey planner.

Traveling by bus from Key West to Islamorada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Islamorada sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Key Largo
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Swim with Dolphins

1
night
Miami

Miami ©
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 23rd (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, then browse the different shops at Lincoln Road, and finally enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Miami online travel planner .

Getting from Islamorada to Miami by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Miami Beach
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

5
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Orlando, make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Animal Kingdom, and laugh and play at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

For more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Orlando driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Miami to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Orlando sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

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