17 days in Florida Itinerary

17 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip maker

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Key West
— 3 nights
Drive
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Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive
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Key Largo
— 2 nights
Bus
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Everglades National Park
— 2 nights
Train
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Miami
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naples
— 1 night
Drive
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Sarasota
— 1 night
Drive
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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Key West

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Big Pine Key (National Key Deer Refuge & Bahia Honda State Park). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion, and get a taste of the local shopping with 7 Artists & Friends Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary planning site.

Washington to Key West is an approximately 6-hour flight. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Washington in March: high temperatures in Key West hover around 79°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Islamorada

— 1 night

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 13th (Sat), head outdoors with A Lil' Tail Charters, then stop by Bass Pro Shops, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Islamorada road trip site.

You can drive from Key West to Islamorada in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

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.
On the 14th (Sun), see what you can catch with Florida Keys Flats Fishing, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, and finally step aboard USCG Duane. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Florida Keys Key Lime Products, get a dose of the wild on Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours, and then admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Key Largo travel route planner.

Key Largo is just a short distance from Islamorada. Traveling from Islamorada in March, expect little chillier with lows of 63°F in Key Largo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Everglades National Park

— 2 nights

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 16th (Tue): explore the activities along Slough Slog and then identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley Visitor Center. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pa-hay-okee Trail, contemplate the long history of Nike Missile Site HM-69, then trek along Gumbo Limbo Trail, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Anhinga Trail.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Everglades National Park road trip tool.

Take a bus from Key Largo to Everglades National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Key Largo in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Everglades National Park, with lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
On the 18th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and then see what you can catch with Miami Peacock Adventures - Day Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, and then browse the different shops at Lincoln Road.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Miami online day trip planner.

Getting from Everglades National Park to Miami by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In March, daytime highs in Miami are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Naples

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): examine the collection at Revs Institute, then contemplate the long history of Naples Historical Society, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Naples online travel planner.

You can drive from Miami to Naples in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Naples are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in Naples

Museums · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Sarasota

— 1 night
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida. On the 21st (Sun), admire the masterpieces at The Ringling, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Siesta Key Rum, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Ted Sperling Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sarasota day trip site.

Traveling by car from Naples to Sarasota takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Sarasota

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Orlando

— 4 nights

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.
Have a day of magic on the 22nd (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 24th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, pause for some serene contemplation at St James Roman Catholic Cathedral, and take in nature's colorful creations at Harry P. Leu Gardens.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Orlando trip maker site.

You can drive from Sarasota to Orlando in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Orlando, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 58°F at night. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Florida travel guide

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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.