17 days in Florida Itinerary

17 days in Florida Itinerary

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17 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Perugia
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Key West
— 3 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
3
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Sarasota
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Perugia

3
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.
Truman Little White House and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Fort Zachary Taylor. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, steep yourself in history at Curry Mansion, and stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Key West trip itinerary planner.

Perugia, Italy to Key West is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Perugia in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Key West, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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 28th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Artists in Paradise Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

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You can take a bus from Key West to Big Pine Key in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Big Pine Key can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Beaches Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Artists in Paradise Gallery ©
Artists in Paradise Gallery

2
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
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 29th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Indian Key State Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Pigeon Key Foundation, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and finally stroll through Sombrero Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Marathon trip planning website .

Marathon is just a stone's throw from Big Pine Key. In May, daytime highs in Marathon are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Indian Key State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
San Pablo Catholic Church ©
San Pablo Catholic Church
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

2
nights
Key Largo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Island Dolphin Care, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anhinga Trail and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Key Largo online holiday planner .

You can drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Key Largo when traveling from Marathon in May, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Anhinga Trail
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, then shop like a local with Lincoln Road, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Collins Avenue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Barnacle State Historic Site, then examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Tours, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Little Flower.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Miami Beach itinerary planner.

Drive from Key Largo to Miami Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Miami Beach can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Miami, Church of the Little Flower
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
South Beach ©
South Beach

1
night
Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, stroll the grounds of Sarasota National Cemetery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Siesta Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Ted Sperling Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sarasota vacation maker .

Drive from Miami Beach to Sarasota in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Siesta Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sarasota National Cemetery ©
Sarasota National Cemetery
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens ©
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

3
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 6th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. Have a day of magic on the 5th (Wed) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Sarasota to Orlando takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

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