12 days in Florida Itinerary

12 days in Florida Itinerary

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12 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Key West
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Manchester

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Dry Tortugas National Park. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Key West tour app .

Manchester, UK to Key West is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Key West is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Manchester in October, expect Key West to be much hotter, temps between 35°C and 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Marathon, Florida Keys

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach. On the next day, cast your line with a fishing tour, identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, and then snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Marathon itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Islamorada trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Marathon to Islamorada by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Islamorada can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Islamorada

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Swim with Dolphins

2
nights
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. On the 30th (Wed), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the next day, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Marco Island trip tool .

Getting from Islamorada to Marco Island by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Islamorada in October, expect little chillier with lows of 23°C in Marco Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Escape Game Orlando and Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets. Next up on the itinerary: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, make a trip to Tree of Life, and laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. October in Orlando sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Orlando ©
The Escape Game Orlando
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

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