17 days in Florida Itinerary

17 days in Florida Itinerary

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17 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Tampa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Orlando
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
St. Augustine
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  14​h
End: Zurich

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): take a stroll through Lincoln Road, stroll through Hollywood Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami Beach travel itinerary planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Miami Beach is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in October, with highs in Miami Beach at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hollywood Beach, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
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Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park ©
Hollywood Beach ©
Hollywood Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

4
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.
Visit Bahia Honda State Park and Sombrero Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dry Tortugas National Park and The Turtle Hospital. When in Key West, make a side trip to see Fishing Charters & Tours in Islamorada, approximately 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, sample the fine beverages at Key West Distilling, step aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Key West route planning website .

Traveling by flight from Miami Beach to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Key West, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Marathon, Fishing Charters & Tours, Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Spas
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

2
nights
Tampa

Tampa ©
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
On the 2nd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Saint Pete Beach, kick back and relax at Treasure Island Beach, and then kick back and relax at Honeymoon Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Madeira Beach and then wander the streets of Pass-a-Grille.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Tampa road trip tool .

You can fly from Key West to Tampa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. Traveling from Key West in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Tampa, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Tampa

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island Beach, Honeymoon Island State Park, Madeira Beach
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Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
Honeymoon Island State Park ©
Honeymoon Island State Park
Madeira Beach ©
Madeira Beach

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Discovery Cove and Beach at Daytona Beach. Explore hidden gems such as The Escape Game Orlando and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. Go for a jaunt from Orlando to Scottsmoor to see Cape Canavarel National Cemetery about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, laugh and play at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip builder tool .

You can drive from Tampa to Orlando in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Beach at Daytona Beach, Cape Canavarel National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

4
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Relax by the water at St. Augustine Beach and Jacksonville Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vilano Beach and Old City. Change things up with these side-trips from St. Augustine: Fernandina Beach (Fort Clinch State Park & Marlin & Barrel Distillery) and Ormond Beach (in Ormond Beach). The adventure continues: gain insight at Flagler College and make a trip to St. George Street.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine trip planner .

You can drive from Orlando to St. Augustine in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in November, expect nights in St. Augustine to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Amelia Island, Jacksonville Beach, Ormond Beach
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Vilano Beach ©
Vilano Beach
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach

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