26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Drive:  30​min
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Sunrise
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Miami
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Key West
— 2 nights
bus:  5​h 45​min
5
Everglades National Park
— 2 nights
+3
bus + train + foot + bus:  7​h 15​min
6
Fort Myers
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Venice
— Few hours
bus:  45​min
8
Sarasota
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Tampa
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
10
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
11
Tallahassee
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
12
Orlando
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

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night
Sunrise

Sunrise ©
Sunrise is a city in central-western Broward County, Florida, United States, in the Miami metropolitan area. On the 10th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, stroll around Markham Park, and then browse the different shops at Sawgrass Mills. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Wakodahatchee Wetlands, and then don't miss a visit to Atlantic Avenue.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sunrise trip planner .

Fort Lauderdale to Sunrise is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Miami.

Things to do in Sunrise

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Delray Beach, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Wakodahatchee Wetlands ©
Wakodahatchee Wetlands
Sawgrass Mills ©
Sawgrass Mills
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens ©
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens

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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.
When in Miami, make a side trip to see Thalatta Estate Park in Palmetto Bay, approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, contemplate the long history of Barnacle State Historic Site, enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, and take a stroll through Lincoln Road.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Miami route site .

Traveling by car from Sunrise to Miami takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. February in Miami sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Thalatta Estate Park, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
South Beach ©
South Beach

1
night
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 15th (Sat): look for gifts at Robert Is Here, admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and finally get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Key Largo tour planner .

Drive from Miami to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Key Largo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Key West.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Robert Is Here
Highlights from your plan
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park ©
Swim with Dolphins

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nights
Key West

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Mallory Square, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Key West travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Key Largo to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Key Largo in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Key West. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
7 Artists & Friends Gallery ©
7 Artists & Friends Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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nights
Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park ©
A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): hike along Gumbo Limbo Trail, identify plant and animal life at Anhinga Trail, and then wander the streets of Flamingo. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark Valley Visitor Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Everglades National Park journey builder tool .

You can take a bus from Key West to Everglades National Park in 6 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Everglades National Park can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fort Myers.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

1
night
Fort Myers

Fort Myers ©
Fort Myers is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): walk around Manatee Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Edison and Ford Winter Estates.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Fort Myers trip builder site .

You can take a bus from Everglades National Park to Fort Myers in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Everglades National Park in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Fort Myers, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Fort Myers

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Edison and Ford Winter Estates ©
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve ©
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve
Manatee Park ©
Manatee Park

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hours
Venice

Venice
Venice is a city in Sarasota County, Florida, United States. For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Venice day trip planning website .

You can drive from Fort Myers to Venice in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Fort Myers in February, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. You'll set off for Sarasota on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Venice

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and then sample the fine beverages at Siesta Key Rum.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Sarasota trip itinerary maker .

You can take a bus from Venice to Sarasota in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In February in Sarasota, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tampa.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Siesta Key Rum ©
Siesta Key Rum
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens ©
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

1
night
Tampa

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Tampa trip maker .

Traveling by car from Sarasota to Tampa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Tampa are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sat) before leaving for New Orleans.

Things to do in Tampa

Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games

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night
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New Orleans itinerary planner .

You can fly from Tampa to New Orleans in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Tampa, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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night
Tallahassee

Tallahassee
Tallahassee is the capital of the U.S. To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Tallahassee sightseeing planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Tallahassee by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in February, expect nights in Tallahassee to be a bit cooler, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
Highlights from your plan
Florida State University ©
Florida State University

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Orlando: Stetson Mansion (in DeLand), Hidden Waters Preserve (in Eustis) and Merritt Island (Space Shuttle Atlantis & NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex). There's much more to do: discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, find something for the whole family at Epcot, try out the rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom, and explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando visit site .

You can drive from Tallahassee to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Tallahassee in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Orlando, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Merritt Island, Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, Stetson Mansion, Tom West Blueberries, Hidden Waters Preserve
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