17 days in Florida Itinerary

17 days in Florida Itinerary

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17 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Orlando
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Key Largo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Marathon
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Reykjavik

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Happily Ever After Fireworks. Pack the 28th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 27th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld Orlando, get your game on at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip planner .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Orlando is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik in July, things will get much warmer in Orlando: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Tours Nightlife
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Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

2
nights
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get interesting insight from Tours, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Marco Island trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Marco Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Marco Island are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Kids will enjoy Island Dolphin Care and Parasailing & Paragliding. Change things up with a short trip to Fishing Charters & Tours in Islamorada (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, meet the residents at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, and admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Key Largo tour planner .

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Key Largo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Key Largo are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Islamorada
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Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Bahia Honda State Park and Crane Point Museum & Nature Center will thrill your kids. Explore Marathon's surroundings by going to Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Islamorada) and National Key Deer Refuge (in Big Pine Key). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Pigeon Key Foundation, kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, stop by Christina's Consignment Boutique, and shop like a local with Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Marathon trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Key Largo to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Big Pine Key, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

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.
Attractions like Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Key West Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Key West vacation planner .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Key West, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding

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