28 days in Southeast Florida Itinerary

28 days in Southeast Florida Itinerary

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West Palm Beach
— 5 nights
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Key West
— 5 nights
Drive
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Marathon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Islamorada
— 5 nights
Drive
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Key Largo
— 4 nights
Bus
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Everglades National Park
— 4 nights
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West Palm Beach

Orchid City

With a warm climate and sandy stretches, it's no surprise that West Palm Beach is a popular vacation spot.
You'll get in some beach time at Delray Municipal Beach and Lake Worth Beach. Kids will enjoy McCarthy's Wildlife and Lion Country Safari. Venture out of the city with trips to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (in Boca Raton), Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands (in Boynton Beach) and Delray Beach (Atlantic Avenue, Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, &more). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, wander the streets of Downtown West Palm Beach, admire the natural beauty at Mounts Botanical Garden, and browse the different shops at Rosemary Square.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our West Palm Beach trip planner.

Orlando to West Palm Beach is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, West Palm Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in West Palm Beach

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Key West

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.
Family-friendly places like Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Fort Zachary Taylor will thrill your kids. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Higgs Beach and South Beach. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, don't miss a visit to Southernmost Point, and cruise along The Overseas Highway.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Key West trip planner.

Traveling by flight from West Palm Beach to Key West takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

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Marathon

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bahia Honda State Park and Sunset Park Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sombrero Beach and Crane Point Museum & Nature Center. Step out of Marathon to go to Little Torch Key and see SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church, look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and stop by Out of the Blue Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Marathon road trip site.

Traveling by car from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in December, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Islamorada

The Village of Islands

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Anne's Beach and Library Beach Park. Kids will enjoy Fishing Charters & Tours and Contagious Charters. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, get outside with Takedown Charters, soothe aching muscles at Island Flow Yoga, and view the masterpieces at Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Islamorada road trip site.

Getting from Marathon to Islamorada by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

4
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Key Largo

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.
Kids will enjoy Island Dolphin Care and Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours. Explore Key Largo's surroundings by going to Homestead (Homestead Historic Town Hall Museum & Everglades Alligator Farm). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, immerse yourself in nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, relax and rejuvenate at Prana, and fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Key Largo trip itinerary website.

Key Largo is very close to Islamorada. Traveling from Islamorada in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Key Largo, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Everglades National Park

Largest Subtropical Wilderness in the United States

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Get out of town with these interesting Everglades National Park side-trips: Miccosukee Indian Village (in Tamiami), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Chokoloskee) and Big Cypress National Preserve (in Ochopee). And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Shark Valley Visitor Center, get a dose of the wild on Everglades Birding, head outdoors with Osceola panthers, and hike along Gumbo Limbo Trail.

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You can take a bus from Key Largo to Everglades National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in December, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips