22 days in Florida Itinerary

22 days in Florida Itinerary

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22 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  15​h
1
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Clearwater
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Tampa
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Miami
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  13​h 45​min
End: Cardiff

3
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 28th (Sun) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 29th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, stop by MacroBaby, make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, and try out the rides at SeaWorld Orlando.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Orlando trip planner.

Cardiff, UK to Orlando is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Cardiff to Orlando. Traveling from Cardiff in April, expect Orlando to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Clearwater.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

2
nights
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, look for gifts at Miss Merrie's Sweets and Treats, then contemplate the long history of Philippe Park, and finally stroll through Clearwater Beach. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, view the masterpieces at Duncan McClellan Gallery, then learn about winemaking at Murielle Winery, and finally explore and take pictures at Spectrum Field.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Clearwater online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Clearwater takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Clearwater are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Tampa.

Things to do in Clearwater

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tarpon Springs, Parasailing & Paragliding, Philippe Park, Duncan McClellan Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach
Duncan McClellan Gallery ©
Duncan McClellan Gallery

2
nights
Tampa

Tampa ©
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
On the 4th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then explore and take pictures at Horse Power for Kids & Animal Sanctuary, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampa trip planner .

Traveling by car from Clearwater to Tampa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Tampa can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens ©
Busch Gardens
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Room Escape Games

4
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.
Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square, and look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Key West trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Tampa to Key West takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Tampa in May, Key West is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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.
On the 10th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church, get your bearings at Pigeon Key Foundation, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

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You can take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
Highlights from your plan
San Pablo Catholic Church ©
San Pablo Catholic Church
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
On the 12th (Sun), meet the residents at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Island Dolphin Care, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then cast your line with a fishing tour, then sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room, and finally admire all the interesting features of African Queen Canal Cruise.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Key Largo sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Key Largo when traveling from Marathon in May, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Islamorada
Highlights from your plan
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
Miami

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley & Gumbo Limbo Trail). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, get interesting insight from Tours, contemplate the long history of Barnacle State Historic Site, and kick back and relax at South Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Miami trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Miami takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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