17 days in Florida Itinerary

17 days in Florida Itinerary

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17 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Key West
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Key Largo
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
5
Orlando
— 6 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: London

1
night
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): kick back and relax at South Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami trip itinerary tool .

London, UK to Miami is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and tram. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Miami, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in October, things will get warmer in Miami: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

3
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take in the waterfront at Mallory Square, don't miss a visit to Duval Street, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Miami to Key West by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. October in Key West sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum ©
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum

2
nights
Marathon, Florida Keys

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 28th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church, then stroll through Sombrero Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and finally identify plant and animal life at Pigeon Key Foundation.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Marathon trip maker website .

You can take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder. And it doesn't end there: choose your vessel at Key Largo Fishing Adventures, see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove, explore and take pictures at USCG Duane, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Key Largo vacation website .

Getting from Marathon to Key Largo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder ©

6
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.
Family-friendly places like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort will thrill your kids. Pack the 4th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 6th (Wed) at Magic Kingdom Park. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld Orlando, discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, look for gifts at The LEGO Store Downtown Disney, and try out the rides at Discovery Cove.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Orlando trip maker site .

You can drive from Key Largo to Orlando in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Key Largo in November, Orlando is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

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

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