18 days in Florida Itinerary

18 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Trip Planner

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Miami
— 2 nights
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Boca Raton
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 3 nights
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Tampa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naples
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort Myers
— 2 nights
Bus to Miami, Bus to Everglades National Park
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Everglades National Park
— 1 night
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Key West
— 2 nights
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Miami to Hollywood to see Hollywood Beach about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, see a show at Olympia Theater, contemplate the long history of Barnacle State Historic Site, and wander the streets of Espanola Way.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami online holiday planner.

London, UK to Miami is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Miami at 38°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Boca Raton.

Things to do in Miami

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Boca Raton

— 2 nights

City for All Seasons

A paradise of palm trees and resorts, Boca Raton was once a hub of technological advancement.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, admire the masterpieces at Norton Museum of Art, and then relax and rejuvenate at Skin Apeel Day Spa. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by The Boys Farmers Market and then find something for the whole family at Putt'n Around.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Boca Raton online journey planner.

You can drive from Miami to Boca Raton in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Boca Raton are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Boca Raton

Theme Parks · Spas · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Orlando

— 3 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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 10th (Sat) at Discovery Cove. Pack the 8th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld and test your problem-solving skills at Escapology.

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You can drive from Boca Raton to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Orlando are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampa.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Tampa

— 2 nights

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): tour the water at your own pace with eBoats Tampa, get your game on at Pro Karting Experience, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Saint Pete Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ZooTampa at Lowry Park and then learn and have fun at Dan Balk Jewelry.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tampa attractions site.

Getting from Orlando to Tampa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Tampa, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Tampa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Transportation

Side Trips

Naples

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): tour the water at your own pace with Park Shore Marina and then cool off at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Naples Pier, work off some steam at diVINE SPA, then examine the collection at Revs Institute, and finally shop like a local with Waterside Shops.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples trip builder website.

Getting from Tampa to Naples by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Myers.

Things to do in Naples

Theme Parks · Transportation · Tours · Outdoors

Fort Myers

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): stop by Norman Love Confections, then tour the water at your own pace with Estero River Outfitters, and then unwind over a drink at Vino's Picasso.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Fort Myers trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Naples to Fort Myers in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Fort Myers

Outdoors · Shopping · Transportation · Adventure

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Shark Valley Visitor Center.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Everglades National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Fort Myers to Everglades National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Everglades National Park sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Trails · Parks
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Key West

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Mallory Square, then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then look for gifts at We Cycle, and finally explore the world behind art at Fort East Martello Museum. On the next day, look for gifts at Blue, stop by Emerald's International, indulge in some personalized pampering at Prana Spa, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Key West Aquarium, and finally look for gifts at Peppers of Key West.

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Getting from Everglades National Park to Key West by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Key West are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Spas

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.