16 days in Florida Itinerary

16 days in Florida Itinerary

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16 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
+4
train + subway + train + Fly + shuttle:  14​h 30​min
1
Islamorada
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  13​h 15​min
End: Birmingham

2
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Beer Company.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Islamorada day trip planner.

Birmingham, UK to Islamorada is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Birmingham to Islamorada, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Birmingham in May, with highs in Islamorada at 36°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Key Largo
Highlights from your plan
Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
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.
On the 21st (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, and then stroll through Bahia Honda State Park. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pigeon Key Foundation.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Marathon road trip planning website .

Getting from Islamorada to Marathon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Key West.

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
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): cast your line with a fishing tour, then steep yourself in history at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, then stop by Isle Cook Key West, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Key West tour itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

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 25th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Capri Paddlecraft Park. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours, partake in some friendly competition at Xtreme Escape Game, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Marco Island trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Key West to Marco Island in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Key West in May since evenings lows in Marco Island dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Marco Island

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

3
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Visiting Shark Valley and Anhinga Trail will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Everglades National Park (Gumbo Limbo Trail & Pineland Trail). There's still lots to do: stroll through South Beach, head outdoors with Venetian Pool, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Make your Miami itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Miami takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, South Beach, Venetian Pool
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail

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 1st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. Have a day of magic on the 31st (Fri) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Orlando day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Miami to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Miami in May, plan for little chillier nights in Orlando, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

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