16 days in Florida Itinerary

16 days in Florida Itinerary

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16 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  12​h
1
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Marco Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Key West
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Key Largo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Zurich

3
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.
Pack the 22nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, look for gifts at M&M'S World Orlando, and get your game on at Nomadic.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Orlando is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Zurich in February, expect Orlando to be warmer, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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. On the 25th (Tue), take a memorable tour with Tours and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Marco Island day trip website .

You can drive from Orlando to Marco Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

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

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. Head to Alan S. Maltz Gallery and 7 Artists & Friendsfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For photos and other tourist information, refer to the Key West trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Marco Island to Key West by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Marco Island in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Key West. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Marathon road trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In February, daytime highs in Marathon are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Key Largo side-trips: Everglades Alligator Farm (in Homestead) and Anhinga Trail (in Everglades National Park). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove, observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, and look for gifts at Robert Is Here.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Key Largo vacation planner.

Getting from Marathon to Key Largo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Marathon in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Key Largo, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Homestead, Anhinga Trail, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
On the 5th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, then kick back and relax at South Beach, then wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and finally take a stroll through Collins Avenue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): wander the streets of Miracle Mile, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, and finally see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Miami Beach trip planner .

You can drive from Key Largo to Miami Beach in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Miami, Miracle Mile
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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