30 days in Florida Itinerary

30 days in Florida Itinerary

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30 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Drive:  45​min
1
Miami
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Key Largo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Marathon
— 4 nights
bus:  30​min
4
Big Pine Key
— 3 nights
bus:  45​min
5
Key West
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
6
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Sarasota
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Orlando
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

3
nights
Miami

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley & Gumbo Limbo Trail). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, make a trip to Bayside Marketplace, and contemplate the long history of Barnacle State Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Miami travel route planning site .

Fort Lauderdale to Miami is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Miami are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Shark Valley ©
Shark Valley
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail

4
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Key Largo side-trips: Islamorada (Fishing Charters & Tours & Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room) and Anhinga Trail (in Everglades National Park). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, get interesting insight from Tours, and admire all the interesting features of African Queen Canal Cruise.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Key Largo road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Miami to Key Largo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Key Largo sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Islamorada, Anhinga Trail
Highlights from your plan
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marathon: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Cudjoe Key) and Islamorada (Indian Key State Historic Site, Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, & more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and get answers to all your questions at Pigeon Key Foundation.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Marathon day trip tool .

You can drive from Key Largo to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Key Largo in April, Marathon is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Islamorada, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
San Pablo Catholic Church ©
San Pablo Catholic Church
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©

3
nights
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Big Pine Key is known for nature, wildlife, adventure, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Bahia Honda State Park, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, look for gifts at Out of the Blue Gallery, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Pine Key holiday builder .

Big Pine Key is just a short distance from Marathon. In April, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

5
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.
Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, make a trip to Duval Street, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and explore and take pictures at Mallory Square.

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Traveling by bus from Big Pine Key to Key West takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Key West sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

2
nights
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then test your problem-solving skills at Xtreme Escape Game. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Capri Paddlecraft Park, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Marco Island travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Key West to Marco Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Marco Island when traveling from Key West in April, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Sarasota

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. On the 23rd (Tue), sample the fine beverages at Siesta Key Rum, stroll the grounds of Sarasota National Cemetery, then kick back and relax at Siesta Beach, and finally add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Ted Sperling Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the exciting artwork at Duncan McClellan Gallery, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sarasota trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Sarasota takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Sarasota, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Sarasota

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

St. Petersburg, Parasailing & Paragliding, Siesta Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Parasailing & Paragliding
Sarasota National Cemetery ©
Sarasota National Cemetery

6
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.
Have a day of magic on the 25th (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 27th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, look for gifts at MacroBaby, discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, and try out the rides at Discovery Cove.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Orlando online journey maker .

You can drive from Sarasota to Orlando in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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

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