12 days in Florida Itinerary

12 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive
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Siesta Key
— 1 night
Fly to Key West, Bus to Big Pine Key
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Big Pine Key
— 1 day
Drive
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Key West
— 2 nights
Fly
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Miami Beach
— 3 nights
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Orlando

— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and World of Chocolate Museum and Cafe make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 26th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld and discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando route tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Orlando is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dubai in November; daily highs in Orlando reach 78°F and lows reach 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Siesta Key.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Shopping · Nightlife

Siesta Key

— 1 night
Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.
On the 27th (Wed), stroll through Crescent Beach, walk around Siesta Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Siesta Key Village.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Siesta Key vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Siesta Key takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Siesta Key are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Siesta Key

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Big Pine Key

— 1 day
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 28th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Big Pine Key travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Siesta Key to Big Pine Key in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Siesta Key in November, Big Pine Key is a bit warmer at night with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Key West

— 2 nights

Conch Republic

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 29th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then admire all the interesting features of Fort Zachary Taylor, and finally look for gifts at De La Gallery. Keep things going the next day: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then look for gifts at Uva Wine Shop & Bar.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Key West trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Big Pine Key to Key West in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November in Key West, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Miami Beach

— 3 nights

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Relax by the water at South Beach and Haulover Beach Park. Attractions like Lincoln Road and Village of Merrick Park make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park) and Aventura Mall (in Aventura). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Collins Avenue, explore the world behind art at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Miami Beach trip planner.

You can fly from Key West to Miami Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Miami Beach sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.