15 days in Florida Itinerary

15 days in Florida Itinerary

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15 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  11​h
1
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Clearwater
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sarasota
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Naples
— 1 night
ferry:  3​h
5
Key West
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
6
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
8
Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Miami
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
10
Fort Lauderdale
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
11
Miami Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Glasgow


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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.
Have a day of magic on the 21st (Sat) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 23rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando, and discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Orlando journey website .

Glasgow, UK to Orlando is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Glasgow to Orlando. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Glasgow in September, with highs in Orlando at 37°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Clearwater.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

1
night
Clearwater

Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
On the 24th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Clearwater Beach, then do a tasting at Murielle Winery, then stop by Lori's Soap & Sponge Market, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Clearwater visit planner .

You can drive from Orlando to Clearwater in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sarasota.

Things to do in Clearwater

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Madeira Beach
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach
Murielle Winery ©
Murielle Winery

1
night
Sarasota

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): view the masterpieces at The Artful Giraffe, sample the fine beverages at Siesta Key Rum, then stroll the grounds of Sarasota National Cemetery, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sarasota trip planner .

You can drive from Clearwater to Sarasota in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Sarasota can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Sarasota

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Siesta Key Rum ©
Siesta Key Rum
Sarasota National Cemetery ©
Sarasota National Cemetery

1
night
Naples

Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. On the 26th (Thu), cast your line with a fishing tour and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Naples online trip planner .

You can drive from Sarasota to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Naples are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Naples

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
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 27th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then take in the waterfront at Mallory Square, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip itinerary planner .

You can ride a ferry from Naples to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Parasailing & Paragliding

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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): look for gifts at Out of the Blue Gallery, identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Big Pine Key trip planner.

Getting from Key West to Big Pine Key by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Beaches Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 29th (Sun), kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, then identify plant and animal life at Pigeon Key Foundation, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Marathon trip planning tool .

Marathon is very close to Big Pine Key. In September in Marathon, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

1
night
Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Beer Company, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Islamorada trip planner .

Drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Islamorada, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Miami.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Key Largo
Highlights from your plan
Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Miami vacation website .

Drive from Islamorada to Miami in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Miami

Tours Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Food Tours

1
night
Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale ©
Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
On the 2nd (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall, then get engrossed in the history at Stranahan House, and then get your game on at Boxroom Escape Games.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fort Lauderdale tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Miami to Fort Lauderdale takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Fort Lauderdale are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Shopping Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Aventura Mall, Boxroom Escape Games
Highlights from your plan
Stranahan House ©
Stranahan House
Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall
Boxroom Escape Games ©
Boxroom Escape Games

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Collins Avenue, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Fort Lauderdale to Miami Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Miami Beach sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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