12 days in Florida Itinerary

12 days in Florida Itinerary

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12 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  19​h
1
Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Siesta Key
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Big Pine Key
— 1 day
bus:  1​h
4
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  19​h
End: Dubai

2
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.
Have a day of magic on the 24th (Sun) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 26th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's much more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, stop by World of Chocolate Museum and Cafe, and find something for the whole family at SeaWorld.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando driving holiday website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Orlando is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Dubai to Orlando due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dubai in November: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 78°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Siesta Key.

Things to do in Orlando

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

1
night
Siesta Key

Siesta Key ©
Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Siesta Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Siesta Key Village.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Siesta Key trip 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 in Siesta Key, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Siesta Key

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Siesta Key Village
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Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach
Siesta Key Village
Siesta Key Village

1
day
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 28th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then stroll through Sombrero Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Pine Key online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Siesta Key to Big Pine Key takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Big Pine Key when traveling from Siesta Key in November, with lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marathon
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor, and finally look for gifts at De La Gallery. On your second day here, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stop by Uva Wine Shop & Bar.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Key West trip planner .

You can take a bus from Big Pine Key to Key West in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Key West are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. 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
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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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.
Visit South Beach and Haulover Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Do your shopping at Lincoln Road and Aventura Mall. Go for a jaunt from Miami Beach to Everglades National Park to see Shark Valley Visitor Center about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Collins Avenue, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, shop like a local with Village of Merrick Park, and explore the galleries of The Wolfsonian - Florida International University.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Miami Beach online holiday planner .

You can fly from Key West to Miami Beach in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Village of Merrick Park, Shark Valley Visitor Center, Haulover Beach Park, Aventura Mall
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
South Beach ©
South Beach

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