17 days in Florida Itinerary

17 days in Florida Itinerary

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Orlando
— 3 nights
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Key West
— 4 nights
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Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Key Largo
— 4 nights
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Miami Beach
— 3 nights
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Orlando — 3 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stetson Mansion and Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. Change things up with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Crystal River (about 1h 40 min away). Have a day of magic on the 1st (Tue) at Walt Disney World Resort. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, stroll around Central Park, and admire the natural beauty at Harry P. Leu Gardens.

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Fort Lauderdale to Orlando is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in January: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 71°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Key West.
Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips

Key West — 4 nights

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.
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Oldest House & Garden Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Truman Little White House and Saint Mary Star of the Sea. There's still lots to do: stroll through Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Key West road trip planning website.

Getting from Orlando to Key West by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 68°F in Key West. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Marathon.
Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping

Marathon — 2 nights

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stroll through Dolphin Research Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church, and then explore the galleries of Crane Point Museum & Nature Center. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at National Key Deer Refuge, and then stroll through The Turtle Hospital.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon trip maker website.

You can drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Key Largo — 4 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Indian Key State Historic Site and Saint Justin Martyr Catholic Church. Do some cultural sightseeing at Florida Keys History & Discovery Center and Key Largo Baptist Church. Go for a jaunt from Key Largo to Everglades National Park to see Anhinga Trail about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours, see what you can catch with Florida Keys Flats Fishing, tour the pleasant surroundings at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Island Dolphin Care.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Key Largo visit website.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key Largo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Marathon in February since evenings lows in Key Largo dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Miami Beach.
Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trips

Miami Beach — 3 nights

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
You'll explore and learn at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and International Swimming Hall of Fame. Art Deco Historic District and Lincoln Road will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Miami Beach side-trips: Cypress Outdoor Adventures (in Everglades Wildlife Management Area), Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park) and Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA) (in Dania Beach). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Miami Beach trip planner.

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Miami Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.
Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trips

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.