18 days in Houston & Florida Itinerary

18 days in Houston & Florida Itinerary

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18 days in Houston & Florida Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  14​h 15​min
1
Houston
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Key West
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Islamorada
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Miami
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Catholic Church, stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, then have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Houston (Memorial), and finally get your game on at The Escape Game Houston.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Houston tour itinerary builder .

London, UK to Houston is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in April; daily highs in Houston reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, and finally take in the waterfront at Mallory Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then tour the water at your own pace with Fun In The Sun Key West, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Houston to Key West in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Key West, with lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

2
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.
On the 12th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church, get all the information you need at Pigeon Key Foundation, and then stroll through Bahia Honda State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and finally kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Marathon route planner .

You can take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Marathon sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
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San Pablo Catholic Church ©
San Pablo Catholic Church
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation

2
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): shop like a local with Old Road Gallery, get interesting insight from A1A Watersports, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at History of Diving Museum, then choose your vessel at Spray Watersports, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Florida Keys Brewing Company.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Islamorada trip maker tool .

You can drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Tours Breweries & Distilleries
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Spray Watersports ©
Spray Watersports
Florida Keys Brewing Company ©
Florida Keys Brewing Company

2
nights
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, then meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and then choose your vessel at Key Largo Fishing Adventures.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Key Largo tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Islamorada to Key Largo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Islamorada in April, Key Largo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Key Largo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Key Largo Fishing Adventures ©
Key Largo Fishing Adventures

2
nights
Miami

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, then browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, then take a stroll through Lincoln Road, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Miami trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Key Largo to Miami in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. April in Miami sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

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.
Have a day of magic on the 20th (Sat) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 21st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, meet the residents at SeaWorld Orlando, look for gifts at MacroBaby, and laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Orlando trip site .

Drive from Miami to Orlando in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Orlando when traveling from Miami in April, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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