18 days in Florida Itinerary

18 days in Florida Itinerary

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18 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Miami Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Islamorada
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Marathon
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Riyadh

1
night
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
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 14th (Fri), wander the streets of Collins Avenue, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and finally kick back and relax at South Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall, and then examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Miami Beach road trip planning website .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Miami Beach is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Miami Beach is minus 8 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Riyadh in June, with highs in Miami Beach at 37°C and lows at 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Miami, Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Collins Avenue ©
Collins Avenue

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.
Indian Key State Historic Site and Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Shell World Florida Keys and Lobster Trap Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at Old Road Gallery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Beer Company, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Islamorada trip maker .

Traveling by car from Miami Beach to Islamorada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Key Largo
Highlights from your plan
Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder ©
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.
Family-friendly places like Bahia Honda State Park and Dolphin Research Center will thrill your kids. When in Marathon, make a side trip to see National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key, approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Pigeon Key Foundation, cast your line with a fishing tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Marathon visit planner.

Drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Marathon are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
Highlights from your plan
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation

4
nights
Key West

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.
Do your shopping at Alan S. Maltz Gallery and Isle Cook Key West. Get some cultural insight at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Fort Zachary Taylor. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, steep yourself in history at Curry Mansion, and explore the gorgeous colors at Vandenberg Wreck.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Key West visit planner .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June in Key West, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Walt Disney World Resort and Disney's Animal Kingdom. Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 29th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando online journey planner .

Getting from Key West to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Orlando when traveling from Key West in June, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

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