32 days in Florida Itinerary

32 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Orlando
— 7 nights
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Merritt Island
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 6 nights
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Marathon
— 5 nights
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Marco Island
Drive
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Miami
— 10 nights
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Orlando

— 7 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Attractions like Universal Orlando Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Saint Cloud) and Stetson Mansion (in DeLand). Have a day of magic on the 3rd (Fri) at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 7th (Tue) at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld, tee off at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, buy something for everyone on your list at Disney Springs, and make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando day trip site.

Atlanta to Orlando is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta in December, expect Orlando to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Merritt Island.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Merritt Island

— 2 nights
On the 9th (Thu), see the sky in a new way at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, engage your brain at Space Shuttle Atlantis, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see majestic marine mammals with Time and Tide Tours and then head outdoors with Local Lines Guide Service.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Merritt Island trip builder.

You can drive from Orlando to Merritt Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. December in Merritt Island sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly to Key West.

Things to do in Merritt Island

Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Key West

— 6 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Key West Aquarium, enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Key West visit site.

Traveling by flight from Merritt Island to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Merritt Island in December since evenings lows in Key West dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Marathon

— 5 nights

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Island Dolphin Care and Crane Point Museum & Nature Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marathon: Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours (in Key Largo), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Islamorada) and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park, kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, look for gifts at Out of the Blue Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Marathon holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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. To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Marco Island holiday planner.

You can drive from Marathon to Marco Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Marathon in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Marco Island. You'll set off for Miami on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Miami

— 10 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Fort Lauderdale Beach (in Fort Lauderdale), Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA) (in Dania Beach) and Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at South Beach, admire the masterpieces at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and get to know the resident critters at Jungle Island.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Miami takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Marco Island in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Miami. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Florida travel guide

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Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.