17 days in Florida Itinerary

17 days in Florida Itinerary

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17 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Fargo
+2
train + foot + train:  12​h
1
Everglades National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
3
Key West
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  2​h 45​min
4
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
West Palm Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Orlando
— 5 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Fargo

3
nights
Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park ©
A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
On the 14th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Slough Slog and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shark Valley. Keep things going the next day: trek along Gumbo Limbo Trail and then look for all kinds of wild species at Anhinga Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Everglades National Park trip planner .

Fargo to Everglades National Park is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Fargo to Everglades National Park is 1 hour. In April, Everglades National Park is much warmer than Fargo - with highs of 85°F and lows of 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail

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 16th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Big Pine Key holiday maker app .

You can take a bus from Everglades National Park to Big Pine Key in 4.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Big Pine Key can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

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 museums, adventure, nightlife, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, make a trip to Mallory Square, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Key West driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Big Pine Key to Key West in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in April, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Miami Beach: Aventura Mall (in Aventura) and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (in Coral Gables). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Lincoln Road, immerse yourself in nature at Oleta River State Park, have fun at Lock & Load Miami, and examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach trip itinerary website .

Do a combination of flight, tram, and bus from Key West to Miami Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Miami Beach sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to West Palm Beach.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Miami, Aventura Mall, Oleta River State Park, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
South Beach ©
South Beach

1
night
West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach ©
With a warm climate and sandy stretches, it's no surprise that West Palm Beach is a popular vacation spot.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Loggerhead Marinelife Center and then head off the coast to John D. MacArthur Beach State Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our West Palm Beach day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Miami Beach to West Palm Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in West Palm Beach are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in West Palm Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Highlights from your plan
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park ©
Loggerhead Marinelife Center ©
Loggerhead Marinelife Center

5
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 24th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 25th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's lots more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, look for gifts at The LEGO Store Downtown Disney, don't miss a visit to Disney's Hollywood Studios, and laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Orlando trip site .

Traveling by car from West Palm Beach to Orlando takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Orlando sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Nightlife
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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