18 days in Florida Itinerary

18 days in Florida Itinerary

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Miami
— 2 nights
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Key Largo
— 2 nights
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Marco Island
— 2 nights
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Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
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Clearwater
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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Cocoa Beach
— 1 night
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Fort Lauderdale
— 1 night
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Miami — 2 nights

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Ocean Drive, then stroll through South Beach, then take a stroll through Lincoln Road, and finally wander the streets of Espanola Way.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami holiday planning site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Miami is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Zurich to Miami, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in April, things will get warmer in Miami: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.
Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trip

Key Largo — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Key Largo route maker.

Traveling by car from Miami to Key Largo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Marco Island.
Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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 18th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tigertail Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at South Marco Beach. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Marco Island Historical Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Marco Island online travel route builder.

Getting from Key Largo to Marco Island by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sanibel Island.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Sanibel Island — 2 nights

Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
On the 20th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Captiva Beach and then get active on the water at Water Sports. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Three Crafty Ladies, examine the collection at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach.

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Drive from Marco Island to Sanibel Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Sanibel Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Clearwater.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trip

Clearwater — 2 nights

Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Clearwater Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Pete Beach, then explore the world behind art at The Dali Museum, then learn about winemaking at Aspirations Winery, and finally deepen your understanding at Church of Scientology Information Center.

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You can drive from Sanibel Island to Clearwater in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. April in Clearwater sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Orlando.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Side Trips

Orlando — 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and Madame Tussauds Orlando. Pack the 24th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 26th (Tue) at Walt Disney World Resort. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort and make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Orlando route planner.

You can drive from Clearwater to Orlando in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. April in Orlando sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cocoa Beach.
Theme Parks · Museums
Side Trip

Cocoa Beach — 1 night

Situated in one of Florida's busiest vacation areas, Cocoa Beach burst onto the world scene in the 1960s, when it became a popular setting for parades honoring the nation's "Apollo" astronauts.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): look for gifts at Ron Jon Surf Shop, take in the waterfront at Cocoa Beach Pier, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cocoa Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cocoa Beach planner.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Cocoa Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. April in Cocoa Beach sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly to Fort Lauderdale.
Parks · Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors

Fort Lauderdale — 1 night

Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA), then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Lauderdale Beach. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, then see the interesting displays at International Swimming Hall of Fame, and then take an in-depth tour of Stranahan House.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Lauderdale trip builder site.

You can fly from Cocoa Beach to Fort Lauderdale in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. April in Fort Lauderdale sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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.