13 days in Florida Itinerary

13 days in Florida Itinerary

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13 days in Florida Itinerary

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

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Shark Valley and Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lincoln Road and The Wolfsonian - Florida International University. Venture out of the city with trips to Everglades National Park (Pineland Trail & Anhinga Trail). There's more to do: kick back and relax at South Beach and admire the landmark architecture of Art Deco Historic District.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami trip planner.

Detroit to Miami is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and tram. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Detroit in December; daily highs in Miami reach 81°F and lows reach 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley ©
Shark Valley
South Beach ©
South Beach
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

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.
On the 26th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and then make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Miami to Orlando takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Miami in December since evenings lows in Orlando dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Marathon.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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 28th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at History of Diving Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Robbie's of Islamorada.

Make your Marathon itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Orlando to Marathon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Marathon, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Islamorada
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
Robbie's of Islamorada ©
Robbie's of Islamorada

2
nights
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. On the 30th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge, identify plant and animal life at Blue Hole, and then view the masterpieces at Artists in Paradise Gallery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Big Pine Key driving holiday planning website .

Big Pine Key is just a short distance from Marathon. In December, daytime highs in Big Pine Key are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Truman Little White House. Get outdoors at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Parasailing & Paragliding. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, look for all kinds of wild species at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, get outside with The Schooner Wolf - Private Charters, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Key West attractions planner .

You can take a bus from Big Pine Key to Key West in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in December, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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