13 days in Florida Itinerary

13 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida tour planner

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Key West
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive
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St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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Key West

— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Dry Tortugas National Park and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and explore the galleries of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Key West travel route builder app.

Dublin, Ireland to Key West is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Dublin in December; daily highs in Key West reach 30°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then stroll through Bahia Honda State Park. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cast your line with a fishing tour, identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, and then take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Marathon tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Islamorada

— 1 night

The Village of Islands

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 2nd (Thu), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Islamorada trip planner.

Drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Islamorada sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

St. Augustine

— 2 nights
St. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stroll through Fort Matanzas National Monument and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Memorial Presbyterian Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Wild Reserve, and finally see the interesting displays at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our St. Augustine travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Islamorada to St. Augustine takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Islamorada in January, expect St. Augustine to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

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.
Get some cultural insight at Stetson Mansion and Cape Canavarel National Cemetery. Attractions like Universal Orlando Resort and Tree of Life make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Beach at Daytona Beach in Daytona Beach (about 1h 5 min away). There's lots more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and find something for the whole family at Fun Spot America.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Orlando takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from St. Augustine in January, you will find days in Orlando are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.