12 days in Florida Itinerary

12 days in Florida Itinerary

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12 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Miami
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
3
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Tampa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Manchester

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 7th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Miami trip planning tool .

Manchester, UK to Miami is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and tram. You can also do a combination of train, bus, flight, and tram. Traveling from Manchester to Miami, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in July: high temperatures in Miami hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Venetian Pool
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

1
night
Big Pine Key

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 9th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Big Pine Key trip planning website .

You can drive from Miami to Big Pine Key in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram, flight, and bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, 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 stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Mallory Square, then stop by De La Gallery, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Key West vacation planning website .

Getting from Big Pine Key to Key West by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In July in Key West, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

1
night
Tampa

Tampa ©
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 12th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Tampa online attractions planner .

You can fly from Key West to Tampa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus; or drive. In July in Tampa, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks
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Busch Gardens ©
Busch Gardens

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.
Bring the kids along to Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 14th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 16th (Mon) at Magic Kingdom Park. There's much more to do: laugh and play at SeaWorld Orlando, stop by World of Chocolate Museum and Cafe, and make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando road trip app .

Getting from Tampa to Orlando by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Orlando are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

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

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