19 days in Florida Itinerary

19 days in Florida Itinerary

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19 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Exeter
Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
1
Merritt Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Pensacola
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  14​h 45​min
End: Exeter

1
night
Merritt Island

Merritt Island ©
Merritt Island is a census-designated place in Brevard County, Florida, located on the eastern Floridian coast, along the Atlantic Ocean. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Space Shuttle Atlantis and then see the sky in a new way at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Cocoa Village, see the interesting displays at American Police Hall of Fame, learn about all things military at Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum, then see the interesting displays at Parker Brothers Concepts, and finally look for gifts at Ron Jon Surf Shop.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Merritt Island route planner.

Exeter, UK to Merritt Island is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Exeter to Merritt Island. In August in Merritt Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Merritt Island

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Titusville, Cocoa Village, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Parker Brothers Concepts
Highlights from your plan
Space Shuttle Atlantis ©
Space Shuttle Atlantis
Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum ©

5
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.
Kids will enjoy Discovery Cove and Universal's Islands of Adventure. When in Orlando, make a side trip to see Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Celebration, approximately 36 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 16th (Sun) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 15th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld Orlando and make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Merritt Island to Orlando in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pensacola.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Corpus Christi Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

3
nights
Pensacola

Pensacola ©
Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Navarre Beach and Pensacola Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Naval Aviation Museum and Air Force Armament Museum. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf Islands National Seashore, shop like a local with Quayside, and take a memorable drive along The Graffiti Bridge.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Pensacola road trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Orlando to Pensacola in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Pensacola is minus 1 hour. In August in Pensacola, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Pensacola

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pensacola Beach, Navarre Beach, Air Force Armament Museum
Highlights from your plan
National Naval Aviation Museum ©
National Naval Aviation Museum
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Fort Zachary Taylor. Kids will enjoy Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum and Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, take an in-depth tour of Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Alan S. Maltz Gallery.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West travel planner .

Getting from Pensacola to Key West by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pensacola to Key West. Traveling from Pensacola in August, Key West is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum ©

3
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Lincoln Road and Collins Avenue will thrill your kids. Get some cultural insight at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Miami Children's Museum. Step out of Miami Beach with an excursion to Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA) in Dania Beach--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Art Deco Historic District, admire the masterpieces at Lowe Art Museum, gain insight at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, and enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Miami Beach online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Miami Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Miami Beach, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Miami, Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA), Lowe Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

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