20 days in Florida Itinerary

20 days in Florida Itinerary

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20 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Miami Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Big Pine Key
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Clearwater
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Siesta Key
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Orlando
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Brussels

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Art Deco Historic District and Barnacle State Historic Site. Escape the urban bustle at Shark Valley and Anhinga Trail. When in Miami Beach, make a side trip to see Pineland Trail in Everglades National Park, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Village of Merrick Park, enjoy the sea views from Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Tours.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Miami Beach trip itinerary builder .

Brussels, Belgium to Miami Beach is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight, tram, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, tram, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Brussels in February, expect Miami Beach to be much hotter, temps between 30°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Key Biscayne, Village of Merrick Park, Barnacle State Historic Site
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

3
nights
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Step out of the city life by going to Bahia Honda State Park and Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. Visit Fort Zachary Taylor and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Big Pine Key: Marathon (Sombrero Beach & San Pablo Catholic Church), Anne's Beach (in Islamorada) and Key West Cemetery (in Key West). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center and take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Big Pine Key sightseeing tool .

Getting from Miami Beach to Big Pine Key by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, tram, and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In February in Big Pine Key, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Marathon, Key West, Anne's Beach
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

3
nights
Clearwater

Clearwater ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Clearwater Beach and Honeymoon Island State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Clearwater: St. Pete Beach (Pass-a-Grille & Saint Pete Beach). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Caladesi Island State Park and contemplate the long history of Philippe Park.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Clearwater route planner .

Getting from Big Pine Key to Clearwater by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Big Pine Key in February, with highs in Clearwater at 27°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Siesta Key.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Dunedin, St. Pete Beach, Philippe Park
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Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
Philippe Park ©
Philippe Park

2
nights
Siesta Key

Siesta Key ©
Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.
On the 20th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, sample the fine beverages at Drum Circle Distilling, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Siesta Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Ted Sperling Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Beach.

Discover how to plan a Siesta Key trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Clearwater to Siesta Key takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Siesta Key are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Siesta Key

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sarasota, Venice Beach
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Siesta Key Rum ©
Siesta Key Rum
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach

6
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.
Step out of Orlando with an excursion to Stetson Mansion in DeLand--about 1 hour away. Pack the 23rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 26th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. The adventure continues: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks, find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, and tee off at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip planner.

You can drive from Siesta Key to Orlando in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. February in Orlando sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

Stetson Mansion
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Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf ©
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf

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