15 days in Florida Itinerary

15 days in Florida Itinerary

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15 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Marco Island
— 1 night
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Key West
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Miami
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks, find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, and get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando itinerary app .

Sydney, Australia to Orlando is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to Orlando due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Orlando: highs are around 36°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marco Island.

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
Disney’s Hollywood Studios ©
Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Marco Island trip planner .

You can drive from Orlando to Marco Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In May in Marco Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Marco Island

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

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 22nd (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Mallory Square, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then make a trip to Duval Street, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art On Duval Key West.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Key West road trip planning website .

Traveling by ferry from Marco Island to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Marco Island in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
7 Artists & Friends Gallery ©
7 Artists & Friends Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park, view the masterpieces at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography, then identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and finally kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Marathon travel route planning tool .

Take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Marathon sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©

1
night
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 25th (Mon): sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Florida Keys Brewing Company.

For maps and tourist information, read our Islamorada online travel planner .

Getting from Marathon to Islamorada by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Islamorada are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Islamorada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Florida Keys Brewing Company ©
Florida Keys Brewing Company

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 26th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Island Dolphin Care, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Key Largo trip planner .

You can drive from Islamorada to Key Largo in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Key Largo when traveling from Islamorada in May, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley Visitor Center & Gumbo Limbo Trail). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, stroll through Lincoln Road, and get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District.

Start your trip to Miami by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Miami takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

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

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