21 days in Florida Itinerary

21 days in Florida Itinerary

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21 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  14​h
1
Miami
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Islamorada
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Key West
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
6
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Sarasota
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Orlando
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  12​h 15​min
End: Edinburgh

2
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Shark Valley, then enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami online visit planner .

Edinburgh, UK to Miami is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Edinburgh in July, expect Miami to be warmer, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Fort Lauderdale, Shark Valley Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
South Beach ©
South Beach
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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 4th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy some diversion at Kiffney's Firearms and Indoor Range, admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, and then see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Key Largo trip maker tool .

Drive from Miami to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care

2
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then head off the coast to Windley Key. On your second day here, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then cast your line with a fishing tour, then sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Islamorada day trip website .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Islamorada takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get advice or help at Pigeon Key Foundation, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, then identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Marathon day trip planning site .

Drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Marathon, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

3
nights
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.
Key West is known for wildlife, adventure, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, don't miss a visit to Mallory Square, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Key West trip planner .

Take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Key West sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Marco Island

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. On the 13th (Sat), zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then put a fun spin on your tour with Xtreme Escape Game, and finally stroll through Mackle Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Capri Paddlecraft Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Marco Island trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Key West to Marco Island in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Key West in July, Marco Island is little chillier at night with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sarasota.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Sarasota

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. On the 15th (Mon), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Siesta Key Rum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Duncan McClellan Gallery, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stroll the grounds of Sarasota National Cemetery, and finally kick back and relax at Siesta Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sarasota online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Marco Island to Sarasota by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Sarasota are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Sarasota

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

St. Petersburg, Siesta Beach, Room Escape Games
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 18th (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 17th (Wed) 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, laugh and play at SeaWorld Orlando, make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Hollywood Studios, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks.

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Getting from Sarasota to Orlando by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Nightlife
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

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