12 days in Orlando, Miami & Key West Itinerary

12 days in Orlando, Miami & Key West Itinerary

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Orlando
— 7 nights
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Miami
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 1 day
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Miami
— 1 night
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Orlando

— 7 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.
Go for a jaunt from Orlando to DeLand to see Stetson Mansion about 50 minutes away. Pack the 22nd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 25th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's lots more to do: discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, get in on the family fun at Disney's Animal Kingdom, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Orlando, and pause for some serene contemplation at St James Roman Catholic Cathedral.

Before you visit Orlando, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Seattle to Orlando is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to Orlando due to the time zone difference. In December, Orlando is much hotter than Seattle - with highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Nightlife

Side Trip

Miami

— 2 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 27th (Fri), browse the different shops at Dolphin Mall and then buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Miami sightseeing planner.

Drive from Orlando to Miami in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Miami when traveling from Orlando in December, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping

Key West

— 1 day

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 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then appreciate the history behind Florida Keys Historical Military Memorial, and finally stroll around Mallory Square.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Key West trip maker tool.

Getting from Miami to Key West by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. December in Key West sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Miami

— 1 night

Magic City

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, browse the exhibits of Wynwood Walls, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Patrick Catholic Church.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Miami online trip maker.

Drive from Key West to Miami in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Museums · Historic Sites