17 days in Florida Itinerary

17 days in Florida Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Miami
— 2 nights
Drive
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Homestead
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naples
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Merritt Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Orlando
— 6 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Airboat In Everglades, Dolphin Mall and Ocean Drive. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): make a short side trip with Airboat In Everglades, take a stroll through Ocean Drive, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Dolphin Mall. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Bayside Marketplace and then take a stroll through Lincoln Road.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Miami trip itinerary planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Miami is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also fly. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Zurich to Miami due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in July, with highs in Miami at 38°C and lows at 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Homestead.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Homestead

— 2 nights
Homestead is a city within Miami-Dade County in the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Everglades Alligator Farm. On the 30th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Coral Castle, see the interesting displays at Homestead Historic Town Hall Museum, identify plant and animal life at Everglades Alligator Farm, then look for gifts at Robert Is Here, and finally identify plant and animal life at Anhinga Trail. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at City Church and then explore the striking landscape of Everglades National Park.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Homestead trip website.

Getting from Miami to Homestead by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Homestead can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Homestead

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naples

— 2 nights
You've now added Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then get to know the resident critters at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, and then kick back and relax at Lowdermilk Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Naples online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Homestead to Naples takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Naples, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Sanibel Island

— 2 nights
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Bowman's Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pond Apple Park. On your second day here, shop like a local with Sanibel Island Farmer's Market, look for all kinds of wild species at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, and then admire all the interesting features of Sanibel Causeway.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sanibel Island trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Naples to Sanibel Island takes 1.5 hours. August in Sanibel Island sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Merritt Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Merritt Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and then look and learn at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Sebastian Inlet State Park and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Brevard Zoo.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Merritt Island online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Sanibel Island to Merritt Island by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Merritt Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Merritt Island

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Orlando

— 6 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.
Space Shuttle Atlantis has been added to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Universal's Islands of Adventure and SeaWorld. There's lots more to do: make a splash at Discovery Cove, make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, find something for the whole family at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, and have some family-friendly fun at Nomadic.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Orlando vacation planner.

You can drive from Merritt Island to Orlando in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trip

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.