18 days in Florida Itinerary

18 days in Florida Itinerary

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Orlando
— 4 nights
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Merritt Island
— 1 night
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Key West
— 4 nights
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Big Pine Key
— 1 night
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Islamorada
— 3 nights
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Miami Beach
— 4 nights
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Orlando

— 4 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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 11th (Fri) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 12th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, push the limits with an extreme tour, make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, and admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando day trip planning site.

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. In November, Orlando is warmer than Manchester - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Merritt Island.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Merritt Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): engage your brain at Space Shuttle Atlantis and then examine the collection at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Merritt Island holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Merritt Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In November in Merritt Island, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Key West.

Things to do in Merritt Island

Childrens Museums · Museums

Key West

— 4 nights

Conch Republic

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 museums, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, and view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Key West trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Merritt Island to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Merritt Island in November, Key West is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Big Pine Key

— 1 night
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort and then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Big Pine Key journey planner.

Getting from Key West to Big Pine Key by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Big Pine Key can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Islamorada

— 3 nights

The Village of Islands

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Change things up with these side-trips from Islamorada: Marathon (The Turtle Hospital, Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, &more) and Sunset Park Beach (in Key Colony Beach). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Florida Keys Brewing Company, enjoy the sand and surf at Anne's Beach, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and soothe aching muscles at Island Flow Yoga.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Islamorada day trip site.

You can drive from Big Pine Key to Islamorada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Islamorada, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Islamorada

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach

— 4 nights

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Change things up with these side-trips from Miami Beach: Walking tours (in Miami), Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park) and Homestead Miami Speedway (in Homestead). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, contemplate the long history of Barnacle State Historic Site, appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and take a stroll through Espanola Way.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Miami Beach travel route site.

You can drive from Islamorada to Miami Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Florida travel guide

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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.