13 days in Florida Itinerary

13 days in Florida Itinerary

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13 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Key West
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
3
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Islamorada
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
Key West

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

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Detroit to Key West is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Detroit in December; daily highs in Key West reach 79°F and lows reach 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can take a bus to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

1
night
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park, then identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, and then stop by Out of the Blue Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Big Pine Key itinerary tool .

You can take a bus from Key West to Big Pine Key in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Out of the Blue Gallery ©
Out of the Blue Gallery

2
nights
Marathon

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 25th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Pigeon Key Foundation, then look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and finally kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Park Beach.

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Marathon is just a stone's throw from Big Pine Key. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in December, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Sunset Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
San Pablo Catholic Church ©
San Pablo Catholic Church
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©

2
nights
Islamorada

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 27th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Old Road Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Indian Key State Historic Site, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anne's Beach, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, tour the water at your own pace with Robbie's of Islamorada, and then take in the exciting artwork at Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery.

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You can drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Islamorada, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Islamorada

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
Robbie's of Islamorada ©
Robbie's of Islamorada
Anne's Beach ©
Anne's Beach

2
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.
Stetson Mansion and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Pack the 30th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 31st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's still lots to do: discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks and explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Orlando trip planner .

Getting from Islamorada to Orlando by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Orlando when traveling from Islamorada in December, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

DeLand, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

2
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stroll through South Beach, get the lay of the land with Art Deco Tours, then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and finally wander the streets of Collins Avenue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Haulover Beach Park, then admire the striking features of Freedom Tower, and then shop like a local with Lincoln Road.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami Beach online tour planner .

Drive from Orlando to Miami Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 68°F in Miami Beach. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Freedom Tower, Haulover Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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