12 days in Florida Itinerary

12 days in Florida Itinerary

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12 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  5​h
1
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Chicago

4
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, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, find something for the whole family at Magic Kingdom Park, get your game on at Nomadic, and test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Orlando.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando day trip site .

Chicago to Orlando is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Orlando. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in November; daily highs in Orlando reach 78°F and lows reach 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

2
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, then admire the striking features of Art Deco Historic District, and finally take a stroll through Collins Avenue. On your second day here, wander the streets of Ocean Drive, examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, then take in the waterfront at Miami Beach Boardwalk, and finally stop by Wings Beachwear.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Miami Beach online trip planner .

You can fly from Orlando to Miami Beach in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Orlando in November, Miami Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lock & Load Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

2
nights
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by Petals With Pizzazz.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Key Largo trip site .

You can drive from Miami Beach to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Islamorada
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, make a trip to Duval Street, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Key West online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Key Largo to Key West in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Key West, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
7 Artists & Friends ©
7 Artists & Friends
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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