18 days in Florida Itinerary

18 days in Florida Itinerary

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Orlando
— 5 nights
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Miami Beach
— 2 nights
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Marathon
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 6 nights
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Orlando

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Stetson Mansion and Space Shuttle Atlantis. You'll explore and learn at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. Explore Orlando's surroundings by going to DeLand (St. Peter Catholic Church & St. Barnabas Episcopal Church). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Discovery Cove, make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, find something for the whole family at SeaWorld, and don't miss a visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando road trip planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Orlando is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Orlando. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

2
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Miami Beach

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.
On the 25th (Fri), kick back and relax at South Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, then take a stroll through Lincoln Road, and finally take a stroll through Collins Avenue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Lowe Art Museum, then examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then shop like a local with Bayside Marketplace, and finally examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Miami Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Miami Beach. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

2
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Marathon

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon trip planning tool.

Drive from Miami Beach to Marathon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

6
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Key West

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and 7 Artists & Friends Gallery. Bring the kids along to Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Fishing Charters & Tours. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Key West day trip planning tool.

Getting from Marathon to Key West by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Florida travel guide

4.3
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.