12 days in Florida Itinerary

12 days in Florida Itinerary

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12 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  26​h
1
Key West
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Miami
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Orlando
— 4 nights
Drive:  18​h 30​min
End: Dallas

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then make a trip to Duval Street, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Key West trip planner .

Dallas to Key West is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Key West is 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in December, expect nights in Key West to be much hotter, around 71°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Outdoors Adventure
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Parasailing & Paragliding

4
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to South Beach and Bayside Marketplace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Key Largo (Scuba & Snorkeling & Florida Keys Visitor Center) and Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Lincoln Road, enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, and see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Miami holiday maker .

You can fly from Key West to Miami in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Key Largo, Miami Beach, Shark Valley Visitor Center
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Magic Kingdom Park. Pack the 6th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, get your game on at Nomadic, discover the magic at Avatar Flight of Passage, and don't miss a visit to Cinderella Castle.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Orlando trip maker site .

You can fly from Miami to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Miami in January; daily highs in Orlando reach 71°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors
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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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