16 days in Florida Itinerary

16 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida travel planner

Make it your trip
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Miami
— 1 night
Train
2
Everglades National Park
— 2 nights
Bus
3
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive
5
Key West
— 3 nights
Ferry
6
Marco Island
— 1 night
Drive
7
Sarasota
— 1 night
Drive
8
Orlando
— 4 nights
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Miami

— 1 night

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and then visit Art Deco Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and then get a new perspective on things with Miami Peacock Adventures - Day Tours.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Miami tour itinerary planner.

San Diego to Miami is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Miami is 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Diego in March, with highs in Miami at 81°F and lows at 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Everglades National Park

— 2 nights

Largest Subtropical Wilderness in the United States

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Slough Slog and then appreciate the views at Shark Valley Visitor Center. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail, then contemplate the long history of Nike Missile Site HM-69, then hike along Gumbo Limbo Trail, and finally identify plant and animal life at Anhinga Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Everglades National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Miami to Everglades National Park by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Everglades National Park are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Key Largo.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Key Largo

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): see what you can catch with Florida Keys Flats Fishing, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, and finally look for gifts at Prana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): surround yourself with nature on Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours and then admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Key Largo trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Everglades National Park to Key Largo takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Everglades National Park in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Key Largo, with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Islamorada

— 1 night

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.
On the 1st (Thu), examine the collection at Florida Keys History & Discovery Center, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Florida Keys Brewing Company.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Islamorada trip itinerary tool.

Islamorada is just a stone's throw from Key Largo. Traveling from Key Largo in March, Islamorada is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Islamorada

Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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.
Key West is known for wildlife, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Southernmost Point.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Key West day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Islamorada to Key West takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Key West are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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 5th (Mon), look for gifts at Keep In Touch, then walk around Canine Cove, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally stroll around Frank E. Mackle Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Marco Island sightseeing planning site.

Ride a ferry from Key West to Marco Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Key West in April, Marco Island is slightly colder at night with lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sarasota.

Things to do in Marco Island

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Sarasota

— 1 night
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. On the 6th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Sarasota National Cemetery, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Cat Depot, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Siesta Key Rum, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sarasota trip site.

You can drive from Marco Island to Sarasota in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Sarasota

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Orlando

— 4 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.
Have a day of magic on the 7th (Wed) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 8th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort and admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

Plan my day in Orlando using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Sarasota to Orlando in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Orlando, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Museums

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.