17 days in Florida Itinerary

17 days in Florida Itinerary

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17 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Gothenburg
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Miami
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Key West
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Miami Beach
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Madeira Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Fort Lauderdale
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
7
Miami
— Few hours
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Gothenburg

few
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum and then buy something for everyone on your list at Dolphin Mall.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Miami trip builder app .

Gothenburg, Sweden to Miami is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Gothenburg in December; daily highs in Miami reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Mall ©
Dolphin Mall

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the waterfront at Mallory Square, then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Southernmost Point, make a trip to Duval Street, then contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Key West road trip planning app .

You can fly from Miami to Key West in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Key West are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Mallory Square ©
Mallory Square

5
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.
You've now added South Beach to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Lincoln Road, take a leisurely stroll along Miami Beach Boardwalk, walk around South Pointe Park, and shop like a local with Espanola Way.

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You can fly from Key West to Miami Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Miami Beach are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Madeira Beach.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Oleta River State Park
Highlights from your plan
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

4
nights
Madeira Beach

Madeira Beach ©
Connected to the mainland by a causeway, Madeira Beach sits perched along the Gulf of Mexico.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madeira Beach: Siesta Beach (in Siesta Key), Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (in Tampa) and Sarasota (The Ringling, Siesta Key Rum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Dali Museum, take in the waterfront at John's Pass Village & Boardwalk, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and enjoy some diversion at R.O.C. Park.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Madeira Beach online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Miami Beach to Madeira Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Miami Beach in December, expect Madeira Beach to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 18°C. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Orlando.

Things to do in Madeira Beach

Museums Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Siesta Beach, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Highlights from your plan
Siesta Key Rum ©
Siesta Key Rum
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ©
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
The Ringling ©
The Ringling

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): discover the magic at Disney's Hollywood Studios and then get your game on at Nomadic. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando, laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and then find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Orlando travel planner .

You can drive from Madeira Beach to Orlando in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Orlando are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll travel to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Disney’s Hollywood Studios ©
Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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nights
Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale ©
Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fort Lauderdale vacation app .

Fly from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fort Lauderdale, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Miami.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Room Escape Games
E Las Olas Blvd ©
E Las Olas Blvd

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Miami

Miami ©
On the 4th (Sat), examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, and then enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami trip planner .

You can take a bus from Fort Lauderdale to Miami in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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