23 days in Southeast Florida, Bradenton Beach & Venice Itinerary

23 days in Southeast Florida, Bradenton Beach & Venice Itinerary

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Fort Lauderdale
— 2 nights
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Miami Beach
— 4 nights
Drive
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Key Largo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Key West
— 4 nights
Fly
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Bradenton Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 5 nights
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Fort Lauderdale

— 2 nights

Venice of America

Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
Get some cultural insight at Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA) and Garman Sculpture Works. You'll get in some beach time at Fort Lauderdale Beach and Hollywood Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Lauderdale: Palm Beach (Worth Avenue & Spas). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall and stop by Coast Boutique.

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Glasgow, UK to Fort Lauderdale is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Glasgow to Fort Lauderdale, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Fort Lauderdale is warmer than Glasgow - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach

— 4 nights

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get some cultural insight at Lincoln Road and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Do your shopping at Ocean Drive and Bayside Marketplace. Explore Miami Beach's surroundings by going to Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park) and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (in Coral Gables). The adventure continues: stroll through South Beach, make a trip to Collins Avenue, explore the galleries of The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, and take a stroll through Espanola Way.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach online day trip planner.

You can drive from Fort Lauderdale to Miami Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In April in Miami Beach, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Key Largo

— 3 nights

Diving Capital of the World

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.
Head to Prana and Old Road Galleryfor plenty of shopping. When in Key Largo, make a side trip to see Indian Key State Historic Site in Islamorada, approximately Islamorada away. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get a dose of the wild on Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and immerse yourself in nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Key Largo day trip planning site.

Drive from Miami Beach to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. April in Key Largo sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Marathon

— 2 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

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 10th (Mon): examine the collection at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, stroll through Bahia Honda State Park, and then kick back and relax at Sunset Park Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, then relax and rejuvenate at SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Marathon visit planner.

Drive from Key Largo to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Marathon when traveling from Key Largo in April, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Key West

— 4 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Alan S. Maltz Gallery. For shopping fun, head to 7 Artists & Friends Gallery or Art On Duval Key West. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square, and look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Key West day trip planner.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Key West, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can fly to Bradenton Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Bradenton Beach

— 2 nights
Bradenton Beach is a city on Anna Maria Island in Manatee County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then kick back and relax at Coquina Beach, then hunt for treasures at Beach Market at Coquina Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Bradenton Beach. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at Longboat Massage, take an in-depth tour of Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bean Point, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Manatee Public Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Key West to Bradenton Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Key West in April since evenings lows in Bradenton Beach dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bradenton Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas

Side Trips

Venice

— 5 nights
Venice is a city in Sarasota County, Florida, United States. We've included these beaches for you: Siesta Beach and North Jetty Beach. Shop till you drop at Clyde Butcher Venice Gallery & Studio and Sunshine & Sand Hidden Treasures. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Turtle Beach (in Siesta Key) and Stump Pass Beach State Park (in Englewood). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Crescent Beach, stroll through Venice Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and tee off at Jacaranda West Country Club.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Bradenton Beach to Venice by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Venice

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trips