18 days in Florida Itinerary

18 days in Florida Itinerary

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18 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  5​h
1
Key West
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Key Largo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

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.
Key West is known for wildlife, adventure, museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Duval Street, and get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Key West route maker site .

Washington DC to Key West is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in August, Key West is a bit warmer at night with lows of 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to National Key Deer Refuge (in Big Pine Key) and Islamorada (Florida Keys Brewing Company & Indian Key State Historic Site). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park, pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church, take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Before you visit Marathon, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Islamorada, Big Pine Key
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

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.
When in Key Largo, make a side trip to see Fishing Charters & Tours in Islamorada, approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, and explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Key Largo trip maker site .

You can drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Key Largo sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Miami.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Everglades National Park (Shark Valley Visitor Center & Slough Slog). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at South Beach, enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami day trip planning app .

You can drive from Key Largo to Miami in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center

5
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: get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort, admire the natural beauty at Harry P. Leu Gardens, try out the rides at Discovery Cove, and test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Orlando.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Orlando trip planning app .

You can fly from Miami to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

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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