17 days in Florida Itinerary

17 days in Florida Itinerary

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17 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Miami
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
5
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Orlando
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Buenos Aires

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): kick back and relax at South Beach, identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley Visitor Center, and then contemplate the long history of Barnacle State Historic Site. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then have fun at Lock & Load Miami, then see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum, and finally take a stroll through Lincoln Road.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Miami planner .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Miami is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time (ART) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in April: high temperatures in Miami hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Shark Valley Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
South Beach ©
South Beach
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

2
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.
On the 4th (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Key Largo trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Miami to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Key Largo can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
On the 6th (Mon), take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

Plan trip to Marathon with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Key Largo to Marathon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Key Largo in April since evenings lows in Marathon dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and then make a trip to Duval Street.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip planner .

Getting from Marathon to Key West by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In April, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

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

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 10th (Fri): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Marco Island online trip itinerary maker .

Ride a ferry from Key West to Marco Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Key West in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Marco Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, get your game on at Nomadic, find something for the whole family at SeaWorld, and test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Orlando.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Orlando are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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