21 days in Florida, Tennessee & Atlanta Itinerary

21 days in Florida, Tennessee & Atlanta Itinerary

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21 days in Florida, Tennessee & Atlanta Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Key West
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Siesta Key
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
6
Gatlinburg
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Atlanta
— 2 nights
End: Atlanta


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2
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.
Visiting Fort Zachary Taylor and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, steep yourself in history at Curry Mansion, stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, and get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Key West route site .

Atlanta to Key West is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Atlanta in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Key West, with lows of 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Big Pine Key day trip planning site .

Getting from Key West to Big Pine Key by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

2
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.
On the 14th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Art Deco Historic District, enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, then get a taste of the local shopping with Lincoln Road, and finally don't miss a visit to Collins Avenue. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Barnacle State Historic Site and then see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami Beach itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Big Pine Key to Miami Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and tram; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In June in Miami Beach, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Siesta Key.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Miami
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

3
nights
Siesta Key

Siesta Key ©
Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): kick back and relax at Venice Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Turtle Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Siesta Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Saint Pete Beach.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Siesta Key trip itinerary app .

Getting from Miami Beach to Siesta Key by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Siesta Key

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Venice Beach, Saint Pete Beach
Highlights from your plan
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach

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.
You've now added Epcot to your itinerary. Head to The Mall at Millenia and The LEGO Store Downtown Disneyfor plenty of shopping. Let the collections at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art capture your imagination. Pack the 18th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 20th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. It doesn't end there: laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Siesta Key to Orlando in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

6
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Walker Sisters' Cabin and Little Greenbrier School are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will enjoy Roaring Fork and The Sinks. Explore Gatlinburg's surroundings by going to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail & Clingmans Dome). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, find something for the whole family at Ripley's Haunted Adventure, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and hike along Alum Cave Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Orlando to Gatlinburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Gatlinburg, with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Georgia Aquarium and SKYVIEW Atlanta. Do some cultural sightseeing at Booth Western Art Museum and World of Coca-Cola. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Centennial Olympic Park, step into the grandiose world of Rhodes Memorial Hall, and look for gifts at Krog Street Market.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Atlanta holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Atlanta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In June, daytime highs in Atlanta are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Booth Western Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Booth Western Art Museum
Booth Western Art Museum
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola

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