12 days in Key West & Central Florida Itinerary

12 days in Key West & Central Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip planner

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Key West
— 5 nights
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Orlando
— 6 nights

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Key West

— 5 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.
Bring the kids along to Bahia Honda State Park and The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. Take a break from Key West with a short trip to Old Seven Mile Bridge in Marathon, about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, make a trip to Duval Street, explore the galleries of Truman Little White House, and kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Key West online travel route planner.

Orlando to Key West is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Key West are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Orlando

— 6 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 Universal's Islands of Adventure and SeaWorld make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 3rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 7th (Mon) at Discovery Cove. There's lots more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Roman Catholic Cathedral, and find something for the whole family at Magic Kingdom Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Orlando online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Key West to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in September, Orlando is slightly colder at night with lows of 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Central Florida travel guide

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Disney Parks & Activities · Theme Parks · Water Parks
Central Florida attracts visitors with its subtropical climate, sandy beaches, theme parks, golf courses, and world-famous stock-car races. This part of the state is also home to numerous natural springs, many of which run through protected state parks and provide ideal natural locations for picnicking and spotting indigenous manatees and alligators. Central Florida boasts two coastlines, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that seafood is extremely popular in these parts. Tasting the local cuisine of fresh clams, lobster, mahi mahi, grouper, and yellowfin tuna is definitely one of the things to do. In addition to being a vacation hub, the central parts of Florida also house some of the country's top medical research and high-tech manufacturing facilities.