13 days in Florida Itinerary

13 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Key West
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive
4
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Orlando
— 4 nights
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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.
Key West is known for wildlife, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West driving holiday planning website.

Charlotte to Key West is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Charlotte in December, expect Key West to be much warmer, temps between 79°F and 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Marathon

— 2 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 25th (Wed), kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park, then identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, and then take in the exciting artwork at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Crane Point Museum & Nature Center and then get interesting insight from Tours.

Plan trip to Marathon with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Key Largo

— 1 night

Diving Capital of the World

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
On the 27th (Fri), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Key Largo online trip builder.

You can drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marathon in December, Key Largo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami Beach: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (in Coral Gables) and Everglades National Park (Shark Valley Visitor Center & Gumbo Limbo Trail). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, admire the landmark architecture of Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College, and shop like a local with Village of Merrick Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami Beach visit planner.

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Miami Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Miami Beach are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Orlando

— 4 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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and don't miss a visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Orlando visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami Beach to Orlando takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami Beach in December, Orlando is a bit cooler at night with lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trip

Florida travel guide

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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.