15 days in Florida Itinerary

15 days in Florida Itinerary

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15 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Orlando
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Key Largo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Marathon
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Manchester

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort will thrill your kids. Pack the 19th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld Orlando, take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and look for gifts at MacroBaby.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando online visit planner .

Manchester, UK to Orlando is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Orlando due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in May, with highs in Orlando at 36°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Nightlife
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Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

3
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Island Dolphin Care and Anhinga Trail. Take a break from Key Largo with a short trip to Fishing Charters & Tours in Islamorada, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore and take pictures at Spiegel Grove, and meet the residents at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Key Largo day trip planner.

You can drive from Orlando to Key Largo in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Key Largo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Anhinga Trail, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder ©

3
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bahia Honda State Park and National Key Deer Refuge. Step out of Marathon to go to Big Pine Key and see Fishing Charters & Tours, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Pigeon Key Foundation, enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Marathon travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Key Largo to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. May in Marathon sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research 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.
Attractions like Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Dolphin & Whale Watching make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, and look for gifts at Isle Cook Key West.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Key West online journey planner .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum ©

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