18 days in Florida Itinerary

18 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip itinerary planner

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Miami
— 2 nights
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Key Largo
— 3 nights
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Marco Island
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 7 nights
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Miami

— 2 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Shark Valley Visitor Center, then steep yourself in history at Barnacle State Historic Site, and then have fun at Lock & Load Miami.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Miami trip maker website.

Dublin, Ireland to Miami is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Dublin in June: high temperatures in Miami hover around 37°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Key Largo

— 3 nights

Diving Capital of the World

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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Island Dolphin Care make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, look for gifts at Petals With Pizzazz, and identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Key Largo travel planner.

Getting from Miami to Key Largo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Key Largo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Key West.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Key West

— 3 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.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Parasailing & Paragliding. Get out of town with these interesting Key West side-trips: Big Pine Key (National Key Deer Refuge & Bahia Honda State Park). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

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Traveling by car from Key Largo to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Key West are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Marco Island

— 2 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Keep things going the next day: race across the water with a speed boat tour, test your team's savvy at Xtreme Escape Game, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Marco Island day trip planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Key West to Marco Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Marco Island when traveling from Key West in July, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

Orlando

— 7 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.
Bring the kids along to Universal Orlando Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort, discover the magic at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, make a splash at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, and laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando day trip planner.

Getting from Marco Island to Orlando by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trip

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.