12 days in Florida Itinerary

12 days in Florida Itinerary

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12 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Train + Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Big Pine Key, Florida Keys
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Orlando
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Train + Subway + Train:  13​h 45​min
End: Bristol

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Shark Valley and Anhinga Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami Beach: Gumbo Limbo Trail (in Everglades National Park) and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (in Coral Gables). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Lincoln Road, enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, don't miss a visit to Port of Miami, and admire the landmark architecture of Art Deco Historic District.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Miami Beach online trip itinerary builder .

Bristol, UK to Miami Beach is an approximately 14-hour combination of train, flight, tram, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, tram, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bristol to Miami Beach due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Miami Beach can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Port of Miami, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
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Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

2
nights
Big Pine Key, Florida Keys

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Big Pine Key day trip site .

Getting from Miami Beach to Big Pine Key by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, tram, and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In April, daytime highs in Big Pine Key are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Marathon, Key West
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge

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.
Bring the kids along to Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort. Have a day of magic on the 13th (Sat) at Magic Kingdom Park. Pack the 14th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld Orlando, make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, and stop by World of Chocolate Museum and Cafe.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Big Pine Key to Orlando takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Big Pine Key in April since evenings lows in Orlando dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Nightlife
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Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

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