18 days in Florida Itinerary

18 days in Florida Itinerary

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18 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Drive:  19​h
1
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Miami
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Islamorada
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Marathon
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

3
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.
Have a day of magic on the 28th (Sat) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 30th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks, have some family-friendly fun at Nomadic, and explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando day trip planner.

Philadelphia to Orlando is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia in December, expect Orlando to be much warmer, temps between 77°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

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

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.
Miami is known for shopping, museums, zoos & aquariums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at South Beach, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, shop like a local with Bayside Marketplace, and take a stroll through Lincoln Road.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Miami trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Orlando to Miami in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Orlando in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Miami, with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

3
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
When in Islamorada, make a side trip to see John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo, approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, get interesting insight from Tours, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Islamorada trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Miami to Islamorada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in January, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Key Largo
Highlights from your plan
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Step out of Marathon to go to Big Pine Key and see National Key Deer Refuge, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, take in the exciting artwork at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography, and snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Marathon trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

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
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©

4
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 adventure, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, don't miss a visit to Duval Street, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Key West route builder website .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In January in Key West, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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