13 days in Florida Itinerary

13 days in Florida Itinerary

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13 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Miami
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Marathon
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
5
Marco Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Manchester

1
night
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami trip maker app .

Manchester, UK to Miami is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Manchester in July: high temperatures in Miami hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

1
night
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove, stop by Scooby's Popcorn, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Key Largo trip planner .

You can drive from Miami to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder ©

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, look for all kinds of wild species at Pigeon Key Foundation, then look for gifts at Christina's Consignment Boutique, and finally admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Marathon holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation

3
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.
Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take a memorable tour with Tours, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Key West trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Key West, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Marco Island trip itinerary planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Key West to Marco Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Key West in July since evenings lows in Marco Island dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Parasailing & Paragliding

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.
Have a day of magic on the 22nd (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 24th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and laugh and play at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Orlando online trip maker .

You can drive from Marco Island to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July in Orlando, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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