15 days in Florida Itinerary

15 days in Florida Itinerary

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15 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Playa del Carmen
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Key West
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  7​h 30​min
End: Playa del Carmen

3
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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks, have some family-friendly fun at Nomadic, and find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Orlando trip planner .

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Orlando is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Playa del Carmen in January, with highs in Orlando at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (in Coral Gables) and Everglades National Park (Shark Valley Visitor Center, Gumbo Limbo Trail, & more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through South Beach, see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, shop like a local with Village of Merrick Park, and take a stroll through Lincoln Road.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Miami Beach trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Miami Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Orlando in January, with highs in Miami Beach at 29°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Coral Gables, Miami
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

2
nights
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 9th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Florida Keys Visitor Center, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stroll through Anhinga Trail.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Key Largo trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Miami Beach to Key Largo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Key Largo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Anhinga Trail
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

3
nights
Marathon, Florida Keys

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Explore Marathon's surroundings by going to National Key Deer Refuge (in Big Pine Key) and Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park (in Islamorada). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park, identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, and head outdoors with Gemini Dream Charters.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon day trip website .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Pine Key, Islamorada
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©

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.
Key West is known for wildlife, museums, adventure, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, make a trip to Truman Little White House, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and steep yourself in history at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Key West trip tool .

Take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Key West sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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