22 days in Florida Itinerary

22 days in Florida Itinerary

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22 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  24​h
1
Miami
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Islamorada
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Marathon
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Orlando
— 7 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

3
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.
Bring the kids along to South Beach and Miami Children's Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Homestead Historic Town Hall Museum (in Homestead) and Everglades National Park (Shark Valley Visitor Center & Gumbo Limbo Trail). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Lincoln Road, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, and admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Miami road trip tool .

Sydney, Australia to Miami is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to Miami due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect Miami to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Homestead Historic Town Hall Museum
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Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
South Beach ©
South Beach
Miami Children's Museum ©
Miami Children's Museum

3
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Kids will enjoy Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder. The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, head outdoors with Satisfaction Charters Inc., admire the majestic nature at Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Islamorada tour planner .

Drive from Miami to Islamorada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Islamorada sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Key Largo
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Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder ©

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Bahia Honda State Park and Crane Point Museum & Nature Center. Step out of Marathon with an excursion to National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get advice or help at Pigeon Key Foundation, stroll through Sombrero Beach, snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, and look for all kinds of wild species at Marathon Garden Club.

Planning Marathon trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Islamorada to Marathon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Marathon are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

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.
Family-friendly places like Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Key West Aquarium will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, get interesting insight from Tours, and make a trip to Duval Street.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Key West road trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Key West Aquarium ©
Key West Aquarium

7
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'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and SeaWorld Orlando. Take a break from Orlando with a short trip to Stetson Mansion in DeLand, about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, walk around Mako, try out the rides at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and make an unforgettable trip to Epcot.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Orlando travel route planner.

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in February, plan for little chillier nights in Orlando, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Stetson Mansion, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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