17 days in Florida Itinerary

17 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip planner

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Fly
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Miami
— 2 nights
Drive
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Everglades National Park
— 1 night
Bus
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Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Islamorada
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Key West
— 6 nights
Fly
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Orlando
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Miami

— 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Coconut Grove as well as Calle Ocho. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): kick back and relax at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Florida Lighthouse, then visit Calle Ocho, and finally wander the streets of Ocean Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): wander the streets of Lincoln Road, enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of St Patrick Catholic Church, then buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace, and finally stop by Coconut Grove.

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

Willemstad, Curacao to Miami is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Willemstad to Miami is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Willemstad in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 25°C in Miami. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Everglades National Park

— 1 night

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. Overflow from Lake Okeechobee into the Florida Bay formed these wetlands, which are home to manatees, American crocodiles, Florida panthers, and an array of wading birds, land birds, and birds of prey.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): hike along Loop Road and then identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley Visitor Center. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Flamingo, look for all kinds of wild species at Anhinga Trail, and then trek along Gumbo Limbo Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Everglades National Park itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Miami to Everglades National Park. In April, daily temperatures in Everglades National Park can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can take a bus to Key Largo.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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 24th (Sat): stop by Florida Keys Key Lime Products, then immerse yourself in nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, and then revel in the low prices at Sandal Factory Outlet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step aboard African Queen Canal Cruise, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and finally identify plant and animal life at Molasses Reef.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Key Largo attractions planning tool.

Getting from Everglades National Park to Key Largo by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Everglades National Park in April, Key Largo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Islamorada

— 2 nights

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 26th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at History of Diving Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Florida Keys Brewing Company. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Lobster Trap Art Gift Shop and Gallery, then stroll through Anne's Beach, then see the vivid underwater world at Alligator Reef Light House, and finally get outside with Takedown Charters.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Islamorada itinerary planner.

Islamorada is just a short distance from Key Largo. Traveling from Key Largo in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Islamorada, with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Marathon

— 2 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography.

To find ratings and other tourist information, use the Marathon travel planner.

You can drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Key West

— 6 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: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, and contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Key West travel route planner.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in April, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Orlando

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, then examine the collection at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, then admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and finally stop by Tharoo & Co.

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

Getting from Key West to Orlando by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in May, Orlando is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Florida travel guide

4.4
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.

Florida Keys travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Landmarks · Parasailing & Paragliding
An archipelago of about 1,700 islands extending in a gentle arc south and southwest of Florida's mainland, the Florida Keys divide the Atlantic from the Gulf of Mexico. Many visitors on vacation come to scuba dive in the coral reefs, fossilized and exposed as sea levels declined over thousands of years. In addition to being one of the world's top diving and fishing spots, the Keys feature hundreds of shops, restaurants, bars, and various tourist attractions, most of them crowded all year long with visitors on vacation. To soak up the Keys' atmosphere and discover writer Ernest Hemingway's former haunts, drive from one island to the other all the way to Key West, located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba.