18 days in Southeast Florida Itinerary

18 days in Southeast Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southeast Florida travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Fly
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Key West
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Islamorada
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Bus
6
Everglades National Park
— 3 nights
Train
7
West Palm Beach
— 1 night
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Miami Beach

— 2 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami Beach: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (in Coral Gables) and Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA) (in Dania Beach). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at South Beach, get interesting insight from Miami Peacock Adventures - Day Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Miami Beach attractions planner.

New York City to Miami Beach is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in March, expect Miami Beach to be much warmer, temps between 81°F and 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Key West

— 4 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.
Key West is known for wildlife, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, don't miss a visit to Southernmost Point, and cruise along The Overseas Highway.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Key West visit app.

Fly from Miami Beach to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in March, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Marathon

— 2 nights

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.
On the 8th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography, identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, and then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church, then explore the galleries of Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Marathon trip builder.

Traveling by car from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Islamorada

— 3 nights

The Village of Islands

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Islamorada is known for wildlife, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, head outdoors with A Lil' Tail Charters, get to know the fascinating history of Indian Key State Historic Site, and immerse yourself in nature at Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Islamorada tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Islamorada sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Key Largo

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stop by florida keys key lime products, then look for all kinds of wild species at Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours, and then admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Island Dolphin Care, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos and other tourist information, use the Key Largo day trip planning website.

Key Largo is just a short distance from Islamorada. Traveling from Islamorada in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Key Largo, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Everglades National Park

— 3 nights

Largest Subtropical Wilderness in the United States

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Everglades National Park is known for wildlife, trails, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley Visitor Center, hike along Pineland Trail, stroll through Gumbo Limbo Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Eco Pond.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Everglades National Park trip planner.

Take a bus from Key Largo to Everglades National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Key Largo in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Everglades National Park, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to West Palm Beach.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

West Palm Beach

— 1 night

Orchid City

With a warm climate and sandy stretches, it's no surprise that West Palm Beach is a popular vacation spot.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Loggerhead Marinelife Center, then explore the world behind art at Norton Museum of Art, then admire the masterpieces at The Society of the Four Arts, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Plan trip to West Palm Beach with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a train from Everglades National Park to West Palm Beach in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Everglades National Park in March, West Palm Beach is slightly colder at night with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in West Palm Beach

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Spas

Side Trips