15 days in Florida Itinerary

15 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Orlando
— 5 nights
Drive
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Merritt Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Marco Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Key West
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
Drive
6
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive
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Islamorada
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Fort Lauderdale, Fly to St. John's

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Orlando

— 5 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.
Kids will enjoy Universal's Islands of Adventure and Discovery Cove. Pack the 10th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Have a day of magic on the 13th (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Roman Catholic Cathedral, make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, and make a splash at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Orlando trip planner.

St. John's, Canada to Orlando is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from St. John's to Orlando, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Orlando is much warmer than St. John's - with highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Merritt Island.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Merritt Island

— 1 night
On the 16th (Sun), see the sky in a new way at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and then see what you can catch with Time and Tide Tours.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Merritt Island journey planner.

Drive from Orlando to Merritt Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Merritt Island

Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Marco Island

— 1 night
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. On the 17th (Mon), walk around Frank E. Mackle Park, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then stop by Keep In Touch, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tigertail Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Marco Island travel route planner.

Getting from Merritt Island to Marco Island by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Marco Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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.
Bring the kids along to The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Mallory Square. There's still lots to do: stroll through Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Key West Aquarium, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Key West trip planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Marco Island to Key West in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Marco Island in April, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Big Pine Key

— 1 night
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 21st (Fri), kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Big Pine Key trip builder tool.

You can drive from Key West to Big Pine Key in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Big Pine Key can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Key Largo

— 1 night

Diving Capital of the World

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.
On the 22nd (Sat), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, then stroll through Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then take a tour by water with Florida Keys Flats Fishing, and finally see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Key Largo travel route site.

Traveling by car from Big Pine Key to Key Largo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Big Pine Key in April since evenings lows in Key Largo dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Islamorada

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dolphin Research Center, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Islamorada route planner.

Islamorada is just a short distance from Key Largo. Traveling from Key Largo in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Islamorada. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.