17 days in Florida Itinerary

17 days in Florida Itinerary

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Miami
— 2 nights
Drive
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Biscayne National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Florida City
— 1 night
Drive
4
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Islamorada
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Big Pine Key
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Key West
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Dry Tortugas National Park
— 1 night
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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.
On the 11th (Tue), cast your line with a fishing tour, then stroll through Bal Harbor Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfside Beach, and finally shop like a local with Romero Britto Fine Art Gallery. On the next day, kick back and relax at Hollywood North Beach Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Intracoastal Waterway, and then stroll through Las Olas Beach.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Miami road trip website.

Newark to Miami is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Newark in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Miami: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Biscayne National Park.
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Biscayne National Park — 2 nights

A Watery Wonderland

Biscayne National Park's peaceful emerald islands surrounded by turquoise water and teeming coral reefs seem a world away from the bustle of Miami, but the park remains within eyeshot just offshore from the United States' leading tropical metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): walk around Thalatta Estate Park, then stroll around Bill Sadowski Park, and then stroll around Deering Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Adams Key, head off the coast to Elliott Key, and then visit a coastal fixture at Boca Chita Key.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Biscayne National Park online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Miami to Biscayne National Park takes an hour. In October in Biscayne National Park, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Florida City.
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Florida City — 1 night

Florida City is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States and is the southernmost municipality in the South Florida metropolitan area. On the 15th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Everglades Alligator Farm, identify plant and animal life at Anhinga Trail, stroll around Losner Park, then examine the collection at Homestead Historic Town Hall Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Coral Castle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Florida City trip site.

Explore your travel options from Biscayne National Park to Florida City with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in October, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Key Largo.
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Key Largo — 2 nights

Diving Capital of the World

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 16th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Key Largo Baptist Church. Here are some ideas for day two: get all the information you need at Florida Keys Visitor Center - Key Largo Chamber of Commerce, explore the gorgeous colors at North Dry Rocks, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grecian Rocks, and finally walk around Harry Harris Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Key Largo tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Florida City to Key Largo takes an hour. October in Key Largo sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Islamorada.
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Islamorada — 2 nights

The Village of Islands

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): look for gifts at Petals With Pizzazz, take in the exciting artwork at Old Road Gallery, then get a new perspective on things with Theater of the Sea, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, then see the vivid underwater world at Alligator Reef Light House, then get to know the fascinating history of Indian Key State Historic Site, and finally kick back and relax at Library Beach Park.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Islamorada trip planner.

Islamorada is just a short distance from Key Largo. In October, daily temperatures in Islamorada can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.
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Marathon — 2 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): fulfill a lifelong dream with Dolphin Connection, then kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, then examine the collection at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Park Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church, then see the vivid underwater world at Sombrero Reef, and finally pick up some local products at Paradise Produce.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Marathon day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Islamorada to Marathon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Marathon, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Big Pine Key.
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Big Pine Key — 2 nights

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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at American Shoal Lighthouse, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then take in the exciting artwork at Artists in Paradise Gallery.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Big Pine Key trip itinerary builder website.

Big Pine Key is just a short distance from Marathon. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in October, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Key West.
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Key West — 2 nights

Conch Republic

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.
On the 24th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then steep yourself in history at West Martello Tower, then go for a walk through Key West Garden Club, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor, learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House, and finally stroll through Simonton Street Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Key West road trip app.

Traveling by car from Big Pine Key to Key West takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in October, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Dry Tortugas National Park.
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Dry Tortugas National Park — 1 night

What Dry Tortugas National Park lacks in size, it makes up for in abundance of marine life.
On the 26th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Tortugas Banks, step off the mainland to explore Garden Key, then explore the striking landscape at Little Africa, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Jefferson.

Plan a Dry Tortugas National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Ride a ferry from Key West to Dry Tortugas National Park in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in October, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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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.
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