22 days in Florida Itinerary

22 days in Florida Itinerary

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22 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Miami
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Islamorada
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Big Pine Key
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
5
Key West
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
6
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Edmonton

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Shark Valley and Anhinga Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Everglades National Park (Pineland Trail, Gumbo Limbo Trail, & more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and wander the streets of Art Deco Historic District.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami route maker .

Edmonton, Canada to Miami is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Miami is 2 hours. Traveling from Edmonton in May, things will get warmer in Miami: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
South Beach ©
South Beach
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail

3
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. Change things up with a short trip to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stroll through Anne's Beach, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Islamorada trip planner .

Traveling by car from Miami to Islamorada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Key Largo
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Visiting Sombrero Beach and Crane Point Museum & Nature Center will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Marathon to Cudjoe Key to see Fishing Charters & Tours about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Pigeon Key Foundation, kick back and relax at Sunset Park Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Marathon itinerary planner.

Drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Sunset Park Beach, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Sunset Park Beach ©
Sunset Park Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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. On the 24th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Artists in Paradise Gallery, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Big Pine Key trip planner .

Big Pine Key is very close to Marathon. May in Big Pine Key sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Get outdoors at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Parasailing & Paragliding. There's much more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, cast your line with a fishing tour, and make a trip to Mallory Square.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West road trip site .

Traveling by bus from Big Pine Key to Key West takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Key West are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Fishing Charters & Tours

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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Capri Paddlecraft Park. Here are some ideas for day two: cast your line with a fishing tour, then take an in-depth tour of Marco Island Historical Museum, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Marco Island planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Key West to Marco Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Marco Island when traveling from Key West in May, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Marco Island

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

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.
Pack the 31st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. Have a day of magic on the 1st (Sat) at Walt Disney World Resort. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Orlando trip planner .

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. May in Orlando sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

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