32 days in Florida Itinerary

32 days in Florida Itinerary

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32 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  24​h
1
Miami Beach
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Fort Lauderdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Big Pine Key
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Key West
— 6 nights
ferry:  3​h
5
Naples
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Tampa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Orlando
— 8 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney

5
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.
Family-friendly places like South Beach and Lincoln Road will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Shark Valley Visitor Center in Everglades National Park (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the waterfront at Miami Beach Boardwalk, and wander the streets of Collins Avenue.

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Sydney, Australia to Miami Beach is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to Miami Beach. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in January; daily highs in Miami Beach reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Miami, Shark Valley Visitor Center
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

2
nights
Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale ©
Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
On the 12th (Sun), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then kick back and relax at Fort Lauderdale Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Calusa Coffee Roasters, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hollywood Beach, and then don't miss a visit to E Las Olas Blvd.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Lauderdale day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Miami Beach to Fort Lauderdale takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Hollywood Beach
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Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Hollywood Beach ©
Hollywood Beach
Room Escape Games

4
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. Attractions like Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and Bahia Honda State Park make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Big Pine Key: Sombrero Beach (in Marathon) and Dolphin Research Center (in Grassy Key). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, stop by Bayshore Clothing, and take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Big Pine Key vacation planner .

Drive from Fort Lauderdale to Big Pine Key in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. January in Big Pine Key sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Marathon, Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge

6
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Key West Aquarium. Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and don't miss a visit to Duval Street.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Key West trip maker .

You can take a bus from Big Pine Key to Key West in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Key West Aquarium ©
Key West Aquarium
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum ©

2
nights
Naples

Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. On the 24th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Naples Botanical Garden and then cast your line with a fishing tour. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, then wander the streets of Fifth Avenue South, and then take in the waterfront at Naples Pier.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Naples visit planner.

You can ride a ferry from Key West to Naples in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Naples, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Tampa.

Things to do in Naples

Wildlife Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens ©
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
Naples Botanical Garden ©
Naples Botanical Garden

2
nights
Tampa

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 26th (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then find something for the whole family at Busch Gardens. On the next day, observe the fascinating underwater world at The Florida Aquarium and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tampa day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Naples to Tampa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Naples in January since evenings lows in Tampa dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Tampa

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
The Florida Aquarium ©
The Florida Aquarium
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ©
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Clearwater Marine Aquarium ©
Clearwater Marine Aquarium

8
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and make an unforgettable trip to Avatar Flight of Passage.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tampa to Orlando takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Orlando, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tom West Blueberries, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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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