17 days in Florida Itinerary

17 days in Florida Itinerary

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17 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Willemstad, Curacao
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Key West
— 3 nights
bus:  45​min
3
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Islamorada
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Willemstad, Curacao

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Discovery Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Orlando online trip itinerary builder .

Willemstad, Curacao to Orlando is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Willemstad in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Orlando, with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Alan S. Maltz Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Truman Little White House, view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends, get curious at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, and steep yourself in history at Curry Mansion.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Key West day trip website .

You can fly from Orlando to Key West in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°C in Key West. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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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. On the 22nd (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Artists in Paradise Gallery, identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Pine Key trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Big Pine Key takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Pigeon Key Foundation, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Park Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center.

Plan a Marathon trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Marathon is very close to Big Pine Key. In May, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Sunset Park Beach
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Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

3
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Old Road Gallery and Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Indian Key State Historic Site and Gallery Morada. There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Bella Sol Fragrance Bar and Gifts, and view the masterpieces at Lobster Trap Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Islamorada online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Islamorada, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Key Largo

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.
On the 28th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Anhinga Trail, meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. Here are some ideas for day two: see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove, then stop by florida keys key lime products, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Key Largo trip planner .

You can drive from Islamorada to Key Largo in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Islamorada in May since evenings lows in Key Largo dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Anhinga Trail
Highlights from your plan
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Lincoln Road and Perfect Gifts South Beach. Visiting Shark Valley and South Beach will get you outdoors. When in Miami Beach, make a side trip to see Aventura Mall in Aventura, approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, shop like a local with Collins Avenue, admire the masterpieces at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, and don't miss a visit to Bayside Marketplace.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Key Largo to Miami Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Shark Valley Visitor Center, Aventura Mall, Bayside Marketplace
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach

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