18 days in Florida Itinerary

18 days in Florida Itinerary

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— 3 nights
— 1 night
Key West
— 4 nights
— 2 nights
Key Largo
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Everglades City
— 3 nights


Orlando — 3 nights

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 16th (Sun) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 17th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Orlando trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Orlando is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Orlando. Traveling from Manchester in January, expect nights in Orlando to be a bit warmer, around 13°C, while days are much hotter, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tampa.
Theme Parks · Museums
Side Trip

Tampa — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tampa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Tampa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in January, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Key West.
Theme Parks
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Key West — 4 nights

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.
Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, stroll through Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and steep yourself in history at Curry Mansion Inn.

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

You can fly from Tampa to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Tampa in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Key West. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Marathon.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Marathon — 2 nights

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 24th (Mon), stroll through National Key Deer Refuge, then indulge in some personalized pampering at SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort, and then take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Turtle Hospital, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Marathon online travel planner.

You can drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.
Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trips

Key Largo — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then surround yourself with nature on Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Key Largo online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key Largo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marathon in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Key Largo, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Miami.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Miami — 3 nights

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Everglades National Park (Gumbo Limbo Trail & Shark Valley Visitor Center). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, admire the masterpieces at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Key Largo to Miami by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Miami sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Everglades City.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums
Side Trips

Everglades City — 3 nights

Everglades City is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, of which it is the former county seat. On the 30th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Chokoloskee Bay and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Everglades City trip site.

Traveling by car from Miami to Everglades City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Miami in January since evenings lows in Everglades City dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips

Florida travel guide

Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
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.

Florida Keys travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Landmarks · Parasailing & Paragliding
An archipelago of about 1,700 islands extending in a gentle arc south and southwest of Florida's mainland, the Florida Keys divide the Atlantic from the Gulf of Mexico. Many visitors on vacation come to scuba dive in the coral reefs, fossilized and exposed as sea levels declined over thousands of years. In addition to being one of the world's top diving and fishing spots, the Keys feature hundreds of shops, restaurants, bars, and various tourist attractions, most of them crowded all year long with visitors on vacation. To soak up the Keys' atmosphere and discover writer Ernest Hemingway's former haunts, drive from one island to the other all the way to Key West, located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba.