26 days in Florida Itinerary

26 days in Florida Itinerary

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26 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  24​h
1
Miami Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Marathon
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Orlando
— 9 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Bring the kids along to South Beach and Collins Avenue. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami Beach: Everglades National Park (Gumbo Limbo Trail & Shark Valley Visitor Center) and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (in Coral Gables). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Lincoln Road, appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, steep yourself in history at Barnacle State Historic Site, and enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Miami Beach route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Miami Beach is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to Miami Beach due to the time zone difference. In January, Miami Beach is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami, Everglades National Park, Coral Gables
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Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
South Beach ©
South Beach
Miami Children's Museum ©
Miami Children's Museum

4
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 Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and Island Dolphin Care. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marathon: Shell World Florida Keys (in Key Largo), Islamorada (Islamorada Brewery & Distillery & Fishing Charters & Tours) and National Key Deer Refuge (in Big Pine Key). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park, take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Marathon trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Miami Beach to Marathon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Key Largo, Big Pine Key, Islamorada
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Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge

6
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum. Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Key West Aquarium, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and don't miss a visit to Duval Street.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Key West online route builder .

Take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Key West sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

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

9
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.
Family-friendly places like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks, and try out the rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Orlando online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Key West to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, Orlando is little chillier than Key West - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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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

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