17 days in Florida Itinerary

17 days in Florida Itinerary

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17 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  11​h 30​min
1
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
3
Key West
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  3​h
4
Clearwater
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Siesta Key
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Manchester

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Art Deco Historic District and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Visit South Beach and Haulover Beach Park for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Lincoln Road, take in the local highlights with Art Deco Tours, don't miss a visit to Bayside Marketplace, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Matheson Hammock Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach online trip itinerary builder .

Manchester, UK to Miami Beach is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight, tram, and bus. Traveling from Manchester to Miami Beach, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in September, things will get much hotter in Miami Beach: highs are around 37°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Miami, Haulover Beach Park, Village of Merrick Park
Highlights from your plan
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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 7th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, and then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Big Pine Key road trip tool .

You can drive from Miami Beach to Big Pine Key in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, tram, and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. September in Big Pine Key sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marathon
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. Visit Truman Little White House and Fort Zachary Taylor for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, don't miss a visit to Duval Street, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West trip app .

Traveling by car from Big Pine Key to Key West takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

1
night
Clearwater

Clearwater ©
Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
On the 12th (Wed), stop by John's Pass Village and Boardwalk and then stroll through Saint Pete Beach. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Philippe Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Clearwater Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Clearwater trip builder .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Key West to Clearwater in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In September in Clearwater, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Siesta Key.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Philippe Park, John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, Saint Pete Beach
Highlights from your plan
Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
Philippe Park ©
Philippe Park

2
nights
Siesta Key

Siesta Key ©
Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Venice Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Crescent Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Siesta Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Sarasota National Cemetery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Turtle Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Siesta Key trip planner .

Drive from Clearwater to Siesta Key in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Siesta Key sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Siesta Key

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Venice Beach, Sarasota National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Sarasota National Cemetery ©
Sarasota National Cemetery
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach

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 16th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 18th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To find ratings and tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Siesta Key to Orlando in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Orlando are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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