22 days in Florida, New Orleans & Philadelphia Itinerary

22 days in Florida, New Orleans & Philadelphia Itinerary

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22 days in Florida, New Orleans & Philadelphia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Miami
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
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 26th (Sun), kick back and relax at South Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami vacation planner.

London, UK to Miami is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Miami is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in April, expect Miami to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then look for all kinds of wild species at Anhinga Trail.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Key Largo day trip planning app .

Drive from Miami to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Anhinga Trail, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Fishing Charters & Tours

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 30th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, identify plant and animal life at Pigeon Key Foundation, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Marathon trip planner .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Key Largo in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Marathon, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
Highlights from your plan
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Fishing Charters & Tours. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, and contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Key West driving holiday planner.

Take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Key West sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

5
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.
Kids will enjoy Walt Disney World Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure. Pack the 6th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Have a day of magic on the 9th (Sat) at Magic Kingdom Park. There's much more to do: laugh and play at SeaWorld Orlando, stop by MacroBaby, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Orlando route builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Orlando. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Nightlife
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

4
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Jackson Square and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, see the interesting displays at Louisiana Children's Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and stroll through New Orleans City Park.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New Orleans online route builder .

You can fly from Orlando to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Orlando in May: highs in New Orleans hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas ©
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kids will enjoy Longwood Gardens and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Take a break from Philadelphia with a short trip to Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library in Winterthur, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wissahickon Valley Park, examine the collection at Betsy Ross House, engage your brain at Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Philadelphia Zoo.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Philadelphia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Philadelphia. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Philadelphia, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Highlights from your plan
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©
Philadelphia Zoo ©
Philadelphia Zoo

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