16 days in Florida Itinerary

16 days in Florida Itinerary

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16 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Marco Island
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Key West
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: London

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Discovery Cove.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Orlando road trip planning website .

London, UK to Orlando is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Orlando. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Orlando at 39°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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 5th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Marco Island day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Marco Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In August in Marco Island, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Marco Island

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

3
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.
Head to Alan S. Maltz Gallery and 7 Artists & Friendsfor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fishing Charters & Tours. Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and look for gifts at Blue.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Key West itinerary maker tool .

You can ride a ferry from Marco Island to Key West in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Get outdoors at Bahia Honda State Park and National Key Deer Refuge. Next up on the itinerary: get advice or help at Pigeon Key Foundation, look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Marathon trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August in Marathon, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
Highlights from your plan
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

2
nights
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 12th (Mon): see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Shell World Florida Keys, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Key Largo road trip tool .

You can drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Key Largo are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Islamorada
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
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.
Do your shopping at Lincoln Road and Bayside Marketplace. Escape the urban bustle at Shark Valley and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Go for a jaunt from Miami Beach to Aventura to see Aventura Mall about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Collins Avenue, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach, shop like a local with Miracle Mile, and get to know the fascinating history of Espanola Way.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Miami Beach trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Key Largo to Miami Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Miami Beach, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Miami, Miracle Mile, Aventura Mall, Shark Valley Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
South Beach ©
South Beach

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