16 days in Florida Itinerary

16 days in Florida Itinerary

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16 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
train + Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Orlando
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Madeira Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Key Largo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
6
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly + foot:  15​h 30​min
End: Birmingham

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.
Have a day of magic on the 30th (Tue) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 28th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and get your game on at 7D Dark Ride Adventure.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Orlando trip itinerary maker app .

Birmingham, UK to Orlando is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or fly. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Birmingham in July: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Madeira Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

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

1
night
Madeira Beach

Connected to the mainland by a causeway, Madeira Beach sits perched along the Gulf of Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get your game on at Outerlife Studios - Escape Room St. Pete, then explore the world behind art at Duncan McClellan Gallery, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

Before you visit Madeira Beach, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Orlando to Madeira Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Madeira Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Petersburg
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Duncan McClellan Gallery ©
Duncan McClellan Gallery

2
nights
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 2nd (Fri): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Marco Island itinerary builder app .

Drive from Madeira Beach to Marco Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Key Largo: Islamorada (Fishing Charters & Tours & Parasailing & Paragliding). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Island Dolphin Care, and immerse yourself in nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Key Largo planning app .

Drive from Marco Island to Key Largo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Islamorada
Highlights from your plan
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Scuba & Snorkeling

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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, then stop by Out of the Blue Gallery, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Big Pine Key trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Key Largo to Big Pine Key in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Big Pine Key can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

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

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.
Key West is known for adventure, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get a taste of the local shopping with 7 Artists & Friends, examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Key West online holiday planner .

Traveling by bus from Big Pine Key to Key West takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Key West are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding

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