28 days in Florida Itinerary

28 days in Florida Itinerary

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28 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  26​h
1
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Naples
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
West Palm Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Miami Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Islamorada
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Marathon
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne

3
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 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. Pack the 17th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks, meet the residents at SeaWorld Orlando, and stop by The LEGO Store Downtown Disney.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Orlando sightseeing planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Orlando is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Orlando is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect nights in Orlando to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
The LEGO Store ©
The LEGO Store

3
nights
Naples

Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Captain Jack Boat Tours (in Matlacha) and Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery (in Cape Coral). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, tee off at LaPlaya Golf Course, and wander the streets of Fifth Avenue South.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Naples online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Orlando to Naples in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. February in Naples sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to West Palm Beach.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Captain Jack Boat Tours, Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Captain Jack Boat Tours ©
Captain Jack Boat Tours

3
nights
West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach ©
With a warm climate and sandy stretches, it's no surprise that West Palm Beach is a popular vacation spot.
Do your shopping at Worth Avenue and CityPlace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Palm Beach: Panther Ridge Conservation Center (in Wellington), Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge (in Hobe Sound) and Wakodahatchee Wetlands (in Delray Beach). Fill the 23rd (Sun) with the natural beauty at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Loggerhead Marinelife Center and look for gifts at Bulk Candy Store.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our West Palm Beach route maker website .

Drive from Naples to West Palm Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. February in West Palm Beach sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in West Palm Beach

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Worth Avenue, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Panther Ridge Conservation Center, Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Panther Ridge Conservation Center ©
Panther Ridge Conservation Center
Loggerhead Marinelife Center ©
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Worth Avenue ©
Worth Avenue

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.
For shopping fun, head to Lincoln Road or Aventura Mall. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami Beach: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley & Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail), Dolphin Mall (in Miami) and Homestead Historic Town Hall Museum (in Homestead). There's lots more to do: stroll through South Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Collins Avenue, buy something for everyone on your list at Dadeland Mall, and don't miss a visit to Bayside Marketplace.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Miami Beach trip planning website .

You can drive from West Palm Beach to Miami Beach in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Miami Beach are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Miami, Everglades National Park, Dadeland Mall, Village of Merrick Park, Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall

3
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Shop till you drop at Bella Sol Fragrance Bar and Gifts and Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, sample the tasty concoctions at Florida Keys Brewing Company, and take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Morada.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Islamorada route tool .

Getting from Miami Beach to Islamorada by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

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

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.
Step out of Marathon to go to Big Pine Key and see National Key Deer Refuge, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, look for all kinds of wild species at Marathon Garden Club, and get answers to all your questions at Pigeon Key Foundation.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Marathon road trip planner .

Drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Pine Key, Sunset Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

4
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.
Head to Alan S. Maltz Gallery and Rock House Masterpiecesfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends, and admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Key West trip planner .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
Fishing Charters & Tours

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